Neurotoxin may have caused diplomats’ illness in Cuba: study

HAVANA (Reuters) - Fumigation against mosquitoes in Cuba and not “sonic attacks” may have caused some 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats and family members in Havana to fall ill, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government. FILE...

Video games more often blamed when school shooters are white

(Reuters Health) - In the wake of school shootings, people are more likely to blame violent video games for the crime when perpetrators are white than when they are black, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed 204,796 news articles...

U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens

FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and...

Handwashing beats sanitizer for killing flu virus on hands

(Reuters Health) - Health workers who use hand sanitizer between patients may be more likely to spread flu germs than those who take the time to wash their hands, a recent experiment suggests. That’s because fresh mucus from infected patients...

U.S. House speaker: Drug pricing plan should be priority for White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democrats’ plan to help lower the cost of medicines should be a priority for the White House, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday at an event unveiling their prescription drug pricing plan. “My...

Democrats’ drug pricing proposal ‘dead on arrival’ in Senate: leading Republican

FILE PHOTO: Sen. John Thune (R-SD) speaks to Capitol Hill reporters following the Republicans' weekly policy luncheon in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday said...

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare beneficiaries as well as other consumers. FILE PHOTO: U.S....

Alberta to return C$1.3 million worth of pot products to CannTrust

(Reuters) - CannTrust Holdings Inc said on Thursday that Alberta government has decided to return C$1.3 million worth of sold pot products, days after the Canadian health regulator cancelled the company’s licence to produce and sell cannabis. U.S.-listed shares of...

Sick and elderly: Some EU nationals struggle to prove UK residency ahead of Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Sonja Brain, 84, is losing her sight and bed-bound in hospital after a cancerous tumor was removed from her spine. But she has another problem: proving she has the right to stay in the United Kingdom after...

Flipkart, Amazon, others rush to pull vaping devices after India ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Amazon.com, Walmart-owned Flipkart and other e-commerce portals in India scrambled on Thursday to pull listings of vaping products a day after the federal government imposed a nationwide ban on electronic cigarettes. A man uses a vape...
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