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Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead2/22/2018 3:22:45 PM - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday.Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 1722/22/2018 2:29:44 PMJOHANNESBURG - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.2/22/2018 2:56:57 PMKAMPALA - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.U.S. health officials reverse stance on AstraZeneca's flu vaccine2/21/2018 8:58:43 PM - AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position.Study seeks to end antidepressant debate: the drugs do work2/21/2018 11:35:15 PMLONDON - A vast research study that sought to settle a long-standing debate about whether or not anti-depressant drugs really work has found they are indeed effective in relieving acute depression in adults.Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food2/22/2018 3:29:36 PMTOKYO/GENEVA - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.Dutch prosecutors say won't open criminal case against big tobacco firms2/22/2018 10:15:52 AMAMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected a call by civil groups, hospitals and the city of Amsterdam to open a criminal case against major tobacco companies, saying the firms had adequately warned smokers of the health risks.Novo's pioneering diabetes pill impresses in first big study2/22/2018 12:53:00 PMCOPENHAGEN/LONDON - The world's largest diabetes drugmaker, Novo Nordisk, on Thursday presented the first successful data from a large final-stage study of a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.Philip Morris may have breached Lithuania's advertising rules with new smoking device2/21/2018 4:14:31 PMVILNIUS - Lithuania's tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris's new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco, potentially dealing a blow to a product the company has touted as the future of smoking.Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits2/21/2018 7:21:13 PMCARACAS - Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages.