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(MENAFN - AFP) Eurozone stock markets scored small gains Monday buoyed by resilient German post-Brexit business sentiment, while London and Wall Street tumbled on profit-taking and the drag from another fall in oil prices.

But the action was all somewhat tentative as traders awaited Japanese and US central bank meetings this week for possible hints of future monetary policy ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The NFL is stepping up penalties on teams that fail to follow its concussion protocol designed to protect players from the dangers of repeated head injuries.

The league and the NFL Players Association announced a new policy on Monday setting forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the protocol ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Human testing started Monday in Brazil on a controversial anti-cancer medicine that has been distributed in the country for years without having gone through proper trials.

The drug, a synthetic phosphoethanolamine known widely as "the cancer pill," was beginning testing with 10 patients at the Sao Paulo Cancer Institute, the Sao Paulo state health department ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday.

Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, which start next month, could be expected to ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Colombia declared Monday its Zika epidemic is over, but warned that the mosquito-borne virus, which is blamed for causing brain damage in babies, would continue circulating on a smaller scale.

Colombia has been the second hardest-hit country by the disease after Brazil, with nearly 100,000 cases and at least 21 babies born with microcephaly, or abnormally small ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases.

The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Scientists revealed a "thrifty" gene variant Monday that likely helped Samoans store fat and survive in bygone lean times, but has made them among the portliest people in times of plenty.

The variant in the gene CREBRF was common among Samoans -- it was present in 45 percent of some 5,000 participants in a study, a research team reported in the journal Nature ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth in Spain on Monday to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe.

The mother, who has not been identified, caught the virus on a trip abroad but authorities have declined to say where. A hospital source said she was infected in Latin America, where ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) It appears at first glance to be an ignominious fate for Yahoo, the internet pioneer which has long been one of the best-known names in Silicon Valley.

A deal announced Monday delivers the core assets of Yahoo to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, a fraction of its peak market value of $125 billion at the height of the dot-com boom.

But while Yahoo ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) South Korea's economy posted improved growth in the second quarter as exports and domestic consumption picked up, the central Bank of Korea (BoK) said Tuesday.

Asia's fourth largest economy grew 0.7 percent in the April-June period from the previous quarter and 3.2 percent compared to a year earlier, according to preliminary figures released by the central ...

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