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Bird flu detected at poultry farm in southern Bulgaria

Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of bird flu virus on a farm in the southern district of Plovdiv, the national food safety agency said on Friday.

Taking vitamin D supplements may not improve bone health

(Reuters Health) - Vitamin D supplementation may not improve bone density or prevent fractures and falls in adults, a large new analysis suggests.

E-cigarette maker Juul files complaints against 'copycat products'

Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals.

Indiana HIV outbreak among drug users may have been avoidable

(Reuters Health) - A years-long HIV outbreak among intravenous (IV) drug users in Indiana might have been avoided if the state's top medical and political leaders had acted sooner on early warnings that the virus was spreading, a recent study suggests.

U.S. FDA expands approval of Roche hemophilia drug

Roche on Thursday said U.S. regulators approved expanded use of its drug Hemlibra to include almost all patients with hemophilia A, as the Swiss drugmaker increases its focus on diseases beyond cancer to help replace revenue from older products that have lost patent protection.

Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity - like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly - might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren't as active, a Swedish study suggests.

U.S. arm of JBS recalls 6.5 million pounds of beef on salmonella risk

A U.S. unit of Brazil's JBS SA is recalling 6.5 million pounds of beef products processed through an Arizona plant because the meat might be contaminated with salmonella, U.S. government officials said on Thursday.

Non-white elders in U.S. less likely to use low-vision devices

(Reuters Health) - Older white people with very impaired eyesight are more likely to use low-vision devices that may improve independence, compared to elderly people in other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. study suggests.

Blackstone buys Clarus to bulk up in life sciences

Blackstone Group LP said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire life sciences investment firm Clarus, in an effort by the world's largest alternative asset manager to scale up its investments in healthcare.

CDC investigating multistate listeria outbreak linked to ham products

A multistate outbreak of listeria infections linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams Inc is being investigated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lilly's diabetes drug data impresses, hurts rival Novo's shares

Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday its new two-in-one diabetes drug was successful in lowering blood sugar and reducing weight, sending its shares to a record high and weighing on those of arch-rival Novo Nordisk .

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