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Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, a World Health Organization committee said on Wednesday.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:03 PM
McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment."

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:47 PM
Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva
Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. prescription benefits managers, will cover new migraine drugs from Eli Lilly and Amgen Inc, but exclude a rival medication from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd after price negotiations with all three manufacturers.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:42 PM
Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva
Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. prescription benefits managers, will cover new migraine drugs from Eli Lilly and Amgen Inc, but exclude a rival medication from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd after price negotiations with all three manufacturers.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:38 PM
Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints
A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:31 PM
Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, a U.S. study suggests.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:00 PM
U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs, across 22 states.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 11:12 AM
U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 10:45 AM
China urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic
China's vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another province reported a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 6:18 AM
China reports new African swine fever outbreak in city in Shanxi province
China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in Datong city in Shanxi province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 5:59 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Louisiana Contractor Awarded $62M in Fertilizer Plant Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract. Court documents show the jury found Orascom E&C …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:14 PM
Barge-Mounted Crane Hits Louisiana Bridge; Closing it for Months
A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months. Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The Advocate …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:04 PM
Fiery Indiana Freight Derailment Blamed on Buckled Track
Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The Evansville Courier & Press reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded
South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 3:58 PM
Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:47 PM
Penniall’s Integrity and Creativity Highlighted in Monarch’s Knightly Ads
Don Penniall beat “dilly-dilly” to the punch a long time ago. Penniall was a creative, well-liked insurance professional who had the fortitude to launch his own firm later in life, those who remember him say. Penniall died on Sept. 23, …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:41 PM
California Says Judge Who Said Coffee Needs Cancer Warning is Biased
California said a state judge who earlier this year ruled that coffee requires a cancer warning is too biased to oversee a new lawsuit that challenges the state’s proposal to exempt the beverage from the requirement. The California Office of …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:29 PM
Virginia’s Prosper Insurance Company to Expand Headquarters, Add 75 Jobs
Prosper Insurance Company has announced it will expand from its 6,000-square-foot headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The corporate investment is expected to be $750,000 with the buildout, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Prosper Insurance also said it anticipates growing from its …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:39 PM
Everest Insurance Hires Pollert in New York City
Everest Insurance has hired Bill Pollert to its Marketing and Distribution team as a director in the East region. Pollert joins Everest Insurance from Marsh USA, where he worked for the last fourteen years and most recently served as senior …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:35 PM
Anti-Hazing Law in Penn State Student’s Name Goes to Governor
Stricter criminal penalties for hazing will soon become Pennsylvania law under legislation inspired by the death of a Penn State student that cleared its final hurdle Monday. The Senate voted unanimously for a bill named for a fraternity pledge who …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:30 PM

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