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Traces of weedkiller found in baby food

August 2018 TheStandard; A new study has raised fears that 95 per cent of breakfast snacks fed on children are laden with cancer related herbicide. According to studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a US-based public health organisation, 43 out of 45 oat-derived products sampled were found to have significant levels …

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USA:Judge Blocks Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement

June 2018 KHN; A federal judge on Friday struck down a Trump administration decision allowing states to force low-income adults to work to qualify for Medicaid. The 60-page ruling, which is likely to be appealed, was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding …

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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

April 2018 Dailynation; Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who were on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response to growing labour arrest by the country’s new leadership . Several thousand nurses were sacked in a terse statement issued on Tuesday evening by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who accused the strikers …

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Fix information gaps in health-care system

April 2018 thestar; I keep hearing how Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data will revolutionize health care. While we look to the future, let’s not ignore the technological challenges facing the industry today — specifically, inefficiencies in existing processes and technologies. For example, we confuse care quality with how much …

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GSK buys out Novartis in $13 billion consumer healthcare shake-up

March 2018 BusinessDaily; GlaxoSmithKline is buying Novartis out of their consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion, taking full control of products including Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol headache tablets, muscle gel Voltaren, and Nicotinell patches. GSK’s biggest move since Emma Walmsley became chief executive last year follows the British drugmaker’s decision last …

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