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  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    August 21, 2017 11:48 PM 6

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest

  • J&J hit with $417m bill in talc cancer claim

    August 21, 2017 6:05 PM 4

    The US consumer goods firm says it will appeal a jury's award to a woman who claimed she got cancer from its talc-based products. A jury in California awarded the sum to Eva Echeverria, who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using products - such as Johnson's baby powder. The consumer goods company said it would appeal the verdict at the Los Angeles

  • Jeremy Hunt in fresh attack on Stephen Hawking over NHS

    August 19, 2017 12:10 PM 11

    The renowned physicist and lifelong Labour supporter claims the NHS is at risk of privatisation under the Tories. The world-renowned physicist and lifelong Labour supporter claimed the NHS was at risk of privatisation under the Tories. He said: "We see the balance of power in the UK is with private healthcare companies, and the direction of change is towards

  • Lessons for Jeremy Hunt: Don't insult 'national treasure' Hawking

    August 19, 2017 12:10 PM 7

    There are two lessons Jeremy Hunt should take heed of: Never attack a national treasure and when you're in a hole, stop digging. So, in terms of insulting a revered British icon, Jeremy Hunt could only have been more offensive if he had attacked the Queen or the recently-departed and much-loved Sir Bruce Forsyth. At first, the Health Secretary was reasonably

  • Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

    August 19, 2017 11:30 AM 6

    A state funeral has been held in Pakistan for a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to battling leprosy. Ruth Pfau, who lived in Pakistan for more than 50 years, set up 150 leprosy clinics across the country. Her efforts meant that in 1996 the disease was declared to have been brought under control. A member of staff at Dr Pfau's national leprosy

  • Iconic humanitarian Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi

    August 19, 2017 9:47 AM 4

    KARACHI: Celebrated Pakistani humanitarian Dr Ruth Pfau, who passed away on August 10 after dedicating her life to eliminate leprosy from the country, has been laid to rest in Karachi’s Gora Qabristan after last rites were completed at St Patrick’s cathedral on Saturday. President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Governor

  • Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

    August 19, 2017 9:27 AM 3

    KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honored after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. She is to be buried in her adopted

  • Hunt denies Hawking's claims he 'cherry-picked' research to justify NHS reforms

    August 19, 2017 9:03 AM 4

    In his speech, Prof Hawking, who is director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, warned that Mr Hunt's actions were harmful at a time when public support for science is "more important than ever". He also said he "would not be here today" if it were not for the NHS service. The lifelong Labour supporter

  • State funeral held for 'Pakistan's Mother Theresa'

    August 19, 2017 8:10 AM 3

    Mourners on Saturday attended a state funeral for Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim as "Pakistan's Mother Theresa" by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in the Muslim-majority nation. Pfau died on Aug. 10 at age 87 in the southern port city of Karachi. State-run television broadcast live footage of her casket

  • 300,000 to be culled at Nueva Ecija farms

    August 19, 2017 7:55 AM 4

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) was expecting the completion of depopulation of some 500,000 chicken, quails and ducks in San Luis, Pampanga on Saturday, amid the confirmation of another bird flu outbreak in two towns of Nueva Ecija. Citing reports from DA Regional Director Roy Abaya, Secretary Manny Piñol said a total of 214,506 chicken, ducks and quails