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Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The maker of a weight loss drug pulled it from the market Thursday at the request of federal regulators, who said it posed a slight increased risk of cancer. Japan’s Eisai Inc. said it was voluntarily withdrawing the drug, Belviq. However, the company said in a statement that it disagreed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s interpretation of new ...

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China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

Photo: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, wearing a protective face mask, receives a temperature check as he visits a community health center in Beijing. China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread ...

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Eating food with hands more satisfying

Directly touching the food makes experience of eating more enjoyable, say researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Retailing, revealed that when high self-control individuals touch food directly with their hands, compared to when they use cutlery, they not only find what they eat — tastier and more satisfying — but also eat more. “Our results suggest that for ...

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Coronavirus death toll crosses 900

Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country. On Monday, China’s health ministry said another 3,062 cases had been reported over the ...

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Coronavirus death toll 811, surpasses SARS

Mainland China’s death toll from the new virus outbreak has risen to 811, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic, as authorities enforce ever-stricter measures to curb the further spread, reports AP. In a possibly hopeful sign, however, the number of new cases reported over the last 24 hours on Sunday fell significantly from the previous period. ...

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Development of vaccine against new coronavirus progressing well: U.S. health official

Photo: Health workers (L-R) Bai Hui, Li Chunfang, Zhao Zhigang and Guo Qin, who have recovered from recent novel coronavirus infections, pose for a group photo at the emergency medical center of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. A U.S. health official said Friday that the development of vaccine against the coronavirus is going well, ...

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China’s coronavirus death toll rises to 722

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has risen again in China while fatalities increased to 722 on Saturday. The government announced that another 3,399 people had been diagnosed over the last 24 hours, reversing two days of declines, and raising the total accumulated number of cases on the mainland to 34,546.Cruise ship passengers faced more woe as ...

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Be not panicked over coronavirus: IEDCR

Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control & Research (IEDCR) Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora today urged the people not to be panicked over the coronavirus issue, but remain aware of it. “Be aware but not be panicked over the coronavirus issue as nobody has so far become infected with the virus in our country,” she said. The chief of IEDCR, country’s state-run ...

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Coronavirus death toll reaches 636, infects over 31,400 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 31,400 people globally. The latest figures reported by health authorities as of Friday in Beijing: — China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 22  cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the deaths have been in ...

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Coronavirus death toll in China climbs to 563, confirmed cases over 28,018

China reports 73 more deaths from a new virus, raising its total to 563. World Health Organization (WHO) appealed for more funds to help countries battle the spread of the disease that led health officials in Asia to quarantine two cruise ships with about 5,400 people on board.The ships in Japan and Hong Kong are caught up in a global ...

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