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Pharmacy technician charged in case tied to U.S. meningitis outbreak Jul 18 2018

BOSTON Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a pharmacy technician who worked at a hospital with making false statements during an investigation related to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.

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More evidence that omega-3 supplements lack heart benefits

(Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acids have long been touted as heart healthy, but taking them in supplement form does little to protect against heart disease, a large new analysis suggests.

Jul 18 2018

Why smog should not be your excuse to skip workouts

(Reuters Health) - Even when traffic fumes permeate the air, it's still better for your heart if you get outside and exercise than if you spend all day sitting inside, a recent study suggests.

Jul 18 2018

Alcohol-related liver failure deaths rising among U.S. young adults

(Reuters Health) - Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show.

Jul 18 2018

France needs 'food safety police' to avoid new Lactalis crisis: report

PARIS France should appoint a "food safety police" and increase fines on those who sell contaminated products to avoid a repeat of the salmonella outbreak at a Lactalis milk factory last year that led to dozens of babies falling ill, lawmakers said.

France Jul 18 2018