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Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore 12:45pm BST

SINGAPORE Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state's campaign to fight diabetes.


J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks 21 Aug 2017

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

Medtronic misses revenue estimates, shares dip 1:36pm BST

Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by lower sales in its diabetes-related device business.


AstraZeneca ups investment in messenger RNA drugs with Ethris deal 21 Aug 2017

FRANKFURT AstraZeneca has stepped up its investment in messenger RNA drugs, a promising approach in genetic therapy, by spending more than 25 million euros ($29 million) on a research alliance with German biotech start-up Ethris.

Parents still failing to put babies to sleep on their backs 21 Aug 2017

(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of U.S. infants always sleep on their backs, the position doctors recommend to avoid sleep-related injuries and deaths, a study suggests.