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LATEST NEWS:   Obesity can be deemed a disability at work: EU court - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws.
LATEST NEWS:   GlaxoSmithKline shingles vaccine hits goal in major study - LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine against shingles from GlaxoSmithKline met its goal in a late-stage study, in a boost for the company's vaccine unit, which is expanding part of its overall healthcare business.
LATEST NEWS:   EU's top court opens door to some stem cell patents - BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's top court has opened the door to certain stem cell patents in the European Union by ruling that an organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented.
LATEST NEWS:   China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has approved a domestically developed experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the People's Liberation Army logistics unit.
LATEST NEWS:   Takeda appoints Sanofi's Andrew Plump to lead global R&D - TOKYO (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Thursday it had appointed Andrew Plump as chief medical and scientific officer to lead its global research and development operations.
LATEST NEWS:   AstraZeneca first-in-class ovarian cancer drug wins EU approval - LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's all-important cancer drug business received a fillip on Thursday as a new medicine against ovarian cancer was approved in Europe, making it the first of its kind to reach the market.
LATEST NEWS:   Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight - DEVIL HOLE, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Ebola centres in Sierra Leone overflowed on Wednesday as health workers combed the streets of the capital Freetown for patients, after the government launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa's worst-hit country.
LATEST NEWS:   Women live with incontinence, but it can be treated - (Reuters Health) - Older women often silently suffer from treatable urinary incontinence, researchers say.
LATEST NEWS:   South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday.