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Amgen to take 20.5% stake in BeiGene to expand in China

Amgen Inc said on Thursday it will acquire a 20.5% stake in BeiGene Ltd in a deal that will enable the California-based biotechnology company to expand its presence in China, the world's second largest pharmaceutical market.

Stress disorders tied to risk for life-threatening infections

(Reuters Health) - People who have stress disorders like PTSD may be more vulnerable to potentially life-threatening infections, especially if they are diagnosed at younger ages or dealing with other psychiatric issues, a recent study suggests.

New York City Council votes to ban sale of foie gras

New York City, often viewed as the fine dining capital of America, on Wednesday became the latest U.S. locality to ban the sale of foie gras, prompting the country's largest producer of foie gras to vow to mount a court battle to overturn it.

Pediatricians talk less about guns after mass shootings

(Reuters Health) - In the wake of mass shootings, many pediatricians become more hesitant to ask parents routine questions about safety measures for any guns or firearms in the home, a new study suggests.

New York set to become latest U.S. city to ban foie gras

New York City, often viewed as the fine dining capital of America, was poised on Wednesday to become the latest U.S. city to ban the sale of foie gras, sparking manufacturers to vow a court battle to overturn it.

No country immune to risk of African swine fever spreading: OIE

African swine fever will spread further across Asia where it has devastated herds, and no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.

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