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Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Darlene Coker with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker.Credit:Reuters J&J denied the claim. Baby Powder was asbestos-free, it said. As the case proceeded, J&J was able to avoid handing over talc test results and other internal company records Hobson had requested to make the case against Baby Powder. Coker had no …

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Johnson & Johnson shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

The report also said the company had commissioned and paid for studies conducted on its Baby Powder franchise and hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article that presented the findings in a journal. Loading In response to the report, the company said “any suggestion that Johnson & Johnson knew or …

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Titmus grabs second world record at short-course titles

Titmus, who broke the 200m freestyle short-course world record to win gold on Wednesday, was overwhelmed by her win. ‘‘I am a little bit in shock. I knew the Chinese girl would go out fast and I was worried she would have a little left in the tank at the …

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Extension to Transdev bus contract cut short as 100 new buses promised

It can also be revealed that the government will spend $16 million on 100 new buses for Transdev to replace about one fifth of the company’s ageing state-owned vehicles. Loading The buses may be equipped with Wi-Fi, mobile phone charging and improved passenger displays, and will be on the road …

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Werribee Zoo mourns loss of ‘gentle giant’ Thembi the giraffe

Melbourne has lost a much-loved gentle giant with the sudden death of Thembi the giraffe, with shocked staff struggling with the “tragic loss”. Initial results from a necropsy (an animal autopsy) suggest the 11-year-old was startled, sometime on Wednesday evening, disrupting his normal blood flow and likely causing sudden heart …

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Melbourne braces for second bout of flooding following Friday freak storm

A half-hour deluge dumped almost 35 millimetres in the CBD, of which about 27 millimetres fell within 10 minutes. Thousands of commuters were drenched in a storm that produced rivers of rain and blocked drains throughout the city. Loading Of the callouts, 300 were for flooding, 250 for building damage, with 46 …

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Smart home gift guide: five wireless wonders for the home

It answers all your questions, just like a regular Google Home, but instead of just hoping you’re listening the whole time you can also get the information on the screen, making it easier to understand. Sure, you can do that on your phone already, but this has a better-quality speaker …

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Luxury brand Prada in racism controversy over $750 toy monkey

“Many are comparing ‘Otto’, a resulting mutation of one of Prada’s oldest mascots, the monkey, to Little Sambo, a children’s book character from 1899, who exemplified the pickaninny style of blackface caricature,” wrote Diet Prada’s Lindsey Schuyler and Tony Liu. The pair said that although Prada had been a leader …

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Australia’s Miss Universe contestant criticised for mocking contestants’ English

On Thursday, Summers issued a lengthy apology for her behaviour, sharing a photo to her Instagram account that showed her smiling and embracing Sinat, while Nie hugged Morales and Hung. “In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that …

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Royals reveal their Christmas card photos

London: British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards. Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with their children Prince George, right, Princess Charlotte, centre, and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Credit:Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace via AP Prince William and …

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