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Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting.

Santhera's Raxone shows no efficacy benefit in MS study

ZURICH (Reuters) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a study of its medicine Raxone in primary progressive multiple sclerosis showed no difference between the treatment and placebo groups in disease progression, another setback for the Swiss drug company.

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.

Youngest kids most vulnerable to dog bites

(Reuters Health) - Infants and toddlers up to 2 years old make up a large proportion of kids in the U.S. who are treated at trauma centers for dog bites each year, according to a recent study.

U.S. seeks time to consider joining opioid litigation

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors to give it 30 days to decide whether to participate in the litigation.

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