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Stolen iron gate returned to Nazi death camp in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work sets you free") was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp on Wednesday, more than two years after it was stolen. Learn More


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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday. More »


Armyworm caterpillars ravage maize crop in southeast Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Wednesday. More »


CVS removes artificial trans fats from its food brands

(Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a June 2018 federal deadline. More »


Thermo Fisher did not infringe genetic-testing patent, U.S. top court says

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing kit patent held by Promega Corp, overturning a lower court's decision. More »


South Korea confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak at duck farm

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said on Wednesday. More »


Self-guided cognitive behavioral therapy may help depression

(Reuters Health) - Online programs offering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) without the therapist can reduce depression symptoms for some, according to a new review of existing research on the topic. More »


Philips upbeat on prospects for new image-guided therapy platform

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new platform for image guided therapy which enables doctors to combine the use of several medical scanners, imaging data and large screen displays as they perform minimally-invasive surgeries. More »


Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids

(Reuters Health) - Women who consume licorice during pregnancy might be more likely to have children with cognitive or behavioral problems than mothers who don't eat a lot of this candy while they're pregnant, a small Finnish study suggests. More »


China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is working to assess the prevalence of a new strain of H7N9 bird flu, state radio reported on Wednesday, after global health authorities said the strain had evolved into a more severe form in birds. More »


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