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The case targeted on claims that Intel had abused their dominant position in the microchip market. The ECJ's ruling that the Commission must consider whether exclusivity rebates are capable of producing anti-competitive effects is welcome confirmation that the European Union antitrust rules seek to sanction practices based on their effect on competition rather than their form.
  • In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

    In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

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    In a first in the United States, scientists using the " CRISPR " genome-editing technique , have successfully corrected the DNA in human embryos that carried inherited diseases. They said although basic and preclinical research should be allowed, edited human embryos should not be used to establish a pregnancy. In December 2015, a group of global scientists and ethicists, including some from China, assembled by the US National Academy of Sciences said it would be irresponsible to ...
  • More Americans Stop Smoking, May be Attributed to E-Cigarettes

    More Americans Stop Smoking, May be Attributed to E-Cigarettes

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    According to a new study out of UC San Diego, during 2015 the annual quit rate went up to about 6% from its long-time average of 4.5%. The data, obtained in 2014-15, revealed a substantial increase in e-cigarette use compared to 2010-11, and demonstrated a "statistically significant increase in the smoking cessation rate".
  • Aids Deaths Halve As More Get Drugs

    Aids Deaths Halve As More Get Drugs

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    India is among the list of ten nations that account for more than 95% of all new Human Immunodeficiency Virus , or HIV, infections in the Asia-Pacific region, a UN report said. The number continues to increase however, owing to continued transmission and increased access to anti-retroviral drugs in developing countries that has raised the survival rate of HIV-positive people.
  • At least 20 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrike, UN says

    At least 20 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrike, UN says

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    Those killed are believed to have been in their homes when the attack took place, with the majority of the victims said to be from the same family. They had reportedly been displaced to Mawza from the nearby Al Mokha district. Since the Saudi-led coalition began its attacks, the conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, forced millions from their homes, damaged infrastructure and pushed the country to the brink of starvation, according to the UN.
  • Pak. accuses India of targeting civilians

    Pak. accuses India of targeting civilians

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    The army men effectively and strongly retaliated, Mehta said. "The couple's two children were injured when a shell fired from across the border hit their house on the LoC in Gulpur area", the Jammu and Kashmir police said. In another incident, three soldiers were injured after the terrorists attacked an Army patrol in Bandipora. The Indian firing and shelling occurred a day after the first martyrdom anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was observed with the ...
  • Tour de France 2017 prize money

    Tour de France 2017 prize money

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    Should Froome make it into yellow as expected at the Tour de France , which starts tomorrow, it is the first time his son will be properly aware of Daddy in the maillot jaune having been just six months at the time of win No 3. But with just three mountain top finishes during the Tour, where Quintana is usually at his best, the Colombian agreed with Froome's assessment that the eventual victor will have to be attack-minded on other stages where it is seemingly harder to gain time.
  • Another round of strong storms on tap for the QCA Thursday

    Another round of strong storms on tap for the QCA Thursday

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    A slight risk has been maintained for this outlook, with a potential upgrade to enhanced possible in later outlooks if uncertainties about convective coverage can be resolved and/or if an area of localized tornado potential (most likely across northeastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, or northwestern Illinois) can materialize.
  • FDA calls for removing abused opioid drug from market

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    To view the full article, register now. The FDA move comes after advisers, reviewing the safety of Opana ER at a March hearing, voted 18-8 against keeping it on the market. Scott Gottlieb , the FDA's commissioner, in announcing the move. Endo had touted the new formulation as abuse-resistant, though the FDA did not allow the company to market it as such when granting approval for sales several years ago.