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EU food agency must release glyphosate studies: court

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) must disclose details of studies on the toxicity and carcinogenic properties of glyphosate, EU judges ruled on Thursday, cheering campaigners who want the weedkiller banned.

U.S. bolsters 'Beagle Brigade' to sniff out deadly hog virus

The U.S. government will employ more dogs to sniff out illegal pork products at airports and seaports in an effort to keep out a contagious hog disease that has spread across Asia and Europe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

Allergan depression treatment fails studies, shares slip

Allergan Plc said on Wednesday its experimental add-on treatment for depression failed three late-stage studies, casting doubts over its drugs pipeline and sending the Botox-maker's shares down nearly 4 percent after the bell.

Patients not harmed when trainee doctors work 28-hour shifts

(Reuters Health) - Hospital residents working 80 hours a week get nearly as much sleep and provide comparable patient care whether their schedule is highly-structured or more flexible, according to a study looking at two types of extended shifts.

Women who vape around pregnancy may wrongly think it safe

(Reuters Health) - Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it's safer than smoking, U.S. researchers report.

Inducing labor at 41 weeks slightly safer than waiting longer

(Reuters Health) - When pregnant women have not delivered by around 41 weeks, their babies are slightly less likely to have serious complications if labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a Dutch study suggests.

U.S. to train more beagles to sniff out deadly hog virus

The U.S. government will increase the number of dogs used to sniff out illegal pork products at airports and seaports in an effort to keep out a contagious hog disease that has spread across Asia and Europe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

Vertex cystic fibrosis triple combo therapy succeeds in important trials

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday said its triple-combination treatment for cystic fibrosis led to significant lung function improvement in two late-stage studies, paving the way for a therapy that could eventually address 90 percent of people with the life-shortening genetic condition.

Canada pharma council calls for new national agency

A Canadian pharmaceuticals advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday that the federal government should create an arm's-length national drug agency to manage and oversee a new national drug program.

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