Health

Philip Morris wins Missouri ‘lights’ class action trial

(Reuters) – A jury in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday rejected a request for about $ 1.8 billion in damages against Philip Morris USA in a class-action lawsuit that claimed the company misled smokers about the health risks of “light” cigarettes. Reuters: Health News

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St. Lucia confirms first two cases of Zika, contracted locally

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, (Reuters) – A man and a woman in the Caribbean country of St. Lucia have locally contracted the Zika virus, which has been linked to hundreds of cases of a rare birth defect in Brazil, the first infections by the mosquito-borne virus in the island nation, its health ministry said on Thursday. Reuters: Health News

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U.N. rethinks global sleep standards for helicopter pilots

MONTREAL (Reuters) – A U.N. aviation task force is updating global standards to ensure commercial helicopter pilots get enough sleep, at a time of broader industry efforts to manage crew fatigue, a technical specialist for the group said Wednesday. Reuters: Health News

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