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Novo’s pioneering diabetes pill impresses in first big study

COPENHAGEN/LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s largest diabetes drugmaker, Novo Nordisk, on Thursday presented the first successful data from a large final-stage study of a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market. The oral...

Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food

TOKYO/GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear...

Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations...

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on...

Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc’s gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday. The...

New Jersey Democrats seek to bar gunmakers from pension funds

BOSTON (Reuters) - New Jersey legislators on Thursday said they plan to introduce bills to bar state pension funds from investing in gun manufacturers. A bill that state Senator Vin Gopal, a Democrat, plans...

Pentagon to provide recommendation on transgender individuals to Trump this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week, the Pentagon said on Thursday. In September, the Pentagon...

NRA chief slams anti-gun "elites" after Florida school massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to erode...

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a...

U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing...