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Russia wants to Ban Coca-Cola and Pepsi to retaliate against Western Sanctions

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09/01/1992 A Coca Cola shop. The head of Russia’s Party of Pensioners is urging sanctions against the Coca-Cola and PepsiCo claiming the soda giants are major sponsors of anti-Russian politicians in US and that the move would boost domestic producers of soft drinks. “In support of the president’s and government’s actions regarding the countersanctions we suggest restricting imports of products... 

Public health crisis looms in Yemen

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Dengue Fever has broken out in Yemen, a country already severely affected by civil strife and the ensuing interruptions in supply routes, safe passage to hospitals, healthcare centers and doctors’ surgeries. Thousands of people are affected by the mosquito-borne virus in a country whose healthcare system is on the verge of collapse. Dengue Fever Dengue Fever is a severe illness which has no... 

Body of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism Found Floating in River

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Dr. Jeff Bradstreet helped families whose children were believed to have been damaged by immunizations. A prominent autism researcher and vaccine opponent was found dead floating in a North Carolina river last week under what many are calling suspicious circumstances. A fisherman found the body of Dr. James Jeffery Bradstreet in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, North Carolina, last Friday afternoon. “Bradstreet... 

Obese Americans outnumber those who are only overweight

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Americans who qualify as obese now outnumber those who are considered merely overweight, according to a new study. The figures also show that 67 percent of women and 75 percent of men in US are suffering from weight problems. The report, published by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, studied data from more than 15,000 men and women aged 25 or older of a nationally... 

150 Food Companies, Restaurants, Hospitals, and Drug Companies to Phase out Antibiotics

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Three-hundred and fifty federal government cafeterias will enjoy ‘low-antibiotic’ food starting at the beginning of 2016, and during a White House summit on antibiotic use last week, voluntary pledges from 150 food processors, restaurant chains, hospitals, and drug companies vowing to phase out the use of meat from animals treated regularly with antibiotics will change the food landscape for the... 

French Minister Asks Stores to Stop Selling Monsanto's Round Up

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French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal is sending a clear message to Monsanto – biotech maker responsible for Round Up chemicals, and the target of a class action lawsuit in California, soon to be the taken to the US Federal Court. Royal made the pronouncement this past Sunday that the weed killer Round Up should not be sold in garden shops since it is potentially harmful to human... 

McDonald’s to close 700 locations as global sales slide

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McDonald’s will close 700 restaurants worldwide this year for the first time in four decades. Faced with declining sales and increased market competition, the company says it also intends to streamline management positions. In the US, the closings will be a mix of franchises and company-owned restaurants, McDonald’s spokesperson Becca Hary told the Associated Press. She said the closings are part... 

UK experts warn against growing steroid use

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The number of men using anabolic steroids in Britain is reaching staggering proportions. According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, just under 60,000 people a year take steroids. However those working with steroid users say the number is significantly higher. Professor Julian Baker from the University of the West of Scotland is an expert in steroid use and thinks the number of steroid users... 

South Korea pledges $45.2 million to fight MERS as death toll reaches 19

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South Korea has reported three more fatalities from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the death toll to 19 in an outbreak that began in May. South Korea’s Health Ministry on Tuesday also confirmed four new cases, bringing to 154 the total number of confirmed cases. According to the ministry, 17 of the 154 people have also been cured and released from hospital. Meanwhile, 16 of... 

US food manufacturers to be allowed not to include GMO content in products

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According to a new voluntary certification program of the US Department of Agriculture, food manufacturers will be allowed to add a label that does not mention GMOs in foods. This is evidenced by a leaked internal document that the Associated Press obtained, Pravda.Ru reports. The move has been widely interpreted as an attempt to head off a growing movement for mandatory labeling of GMO ingredients. The... 

South Korea MERS outbreak kills 14th patient, more cases expected

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As South Korea reported its 14th fatality from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), in addition to the 12 new cases, the World Health Organization warned the “large and complex” outbreak will cost more lives. “Because the outbreak has been large and is complex, more cases should be anticipated,” Keiji Fukuda, who is leading a WHO team, told a news conference in Sejong, South... 

MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak

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Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against traveling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining pace. The virus is spreading despite attempts to contain the outbreak. In Korea, the number of infected people passed 100 this week, reaching 122 on Thursday. Tenth patient died from the disease, health officials said on Thursday. Most of the victims are... 

Prebiotics inhibit cancer, enhance immune system

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Both probiotics and prebiotics are involved in nurturing good bacteria that our digestive tract requires for proper health. It has been scientifically established that prebiotics improve intestinal health, enhance the immune system and inhibit cancer. Moreover, prebiotics reduce symptoms of bowel related diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac... 

Monsanto plans 'corporate inversion' move to UK, wooed by Osborne's low taxes

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Monsanto, the agrochemical and seed giant, is eyeing a move to the UK as part of a complex merger with Swiss rival Syngenta that would take advantage of Chancellor George Osborne’s lower corporation tax rate. The US firm is proposing a so-called “corporate inversion,” or “tax inversion,” which would involve setting up a new company registered in the UK. Syngenta rejected the $45 billion... 

US hospitals overcharging patients ‘because they can’

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The 50 hospitals overcharging patients are marked in the US map. A new study shows that 50 hospitals in the United States charge uninsured patients around 10 times more than the normal care cost. Out of the 50, half are run by the Community Health Systems while 14 others are operated by Hospital Corp. of America, the Washington Post reported on Monday based on the study published in Health Affairs. “They... 
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