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Pfizer, J&J scrap Alzheimer's drug after study fails

  Mon Aug 6, 2012 5:48pm EDT (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said they were scrapping further studies of one of the most anticipated experimental Alzheimer's disease treatments ...

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LabCorp target of massive private equity buyout: report

     (Reuters) - A private equity consortium is aiming to scoop-up lab-testing company, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in a huge leveraged buyout and take it private, Merger...

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Panel recommends against ECG tests for heart disease

       (Reuters) - Testing electrical activity of the heart using an electrocardiogram is unlikely to help doctors figure out who is at risk of coronary heart disease, according to...

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New York urges new mothers to breastfeed babies

       (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies, drawing criticism ...

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Two suspected Ebola deaths reported in Uganda

   (Reuters) - Two more people, including a child, are suspected to have died of the Ebola virus while 11 more have been put in isolation in western Uganda where the deadly hemorrhagic fever...

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Stem Cells Repair Hearts Early in Life, but Not in Adults

  ScienceDaily (July 30, 2012) — Stem cells can actually replace dead heart tissue after a heart attack very early in life -- but those same cells lose that regenerative ability in adults, ...

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CBO says healthcare ruling could save $84 billion

    (Reuters) - Last month's Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law could save the U.S. government some $84 billion over 11 years, the non-partisan Co...

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Doctors call for new U.S. painkiller labels to stop abuse

     (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators should change the prescription guidelines for opioid painkillers to prevent more people abusing the powerful and addictive medicines, urged a gro...

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FDA staff questions dosing of Roche eye drug

      (Reuters) - U.S. drug reviewers on Tuesday said Roche Holding AG's eye drug Lucentis appeared to help diabetic patients with a vision-robbing eye condition, but questioned whether...

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Efforts to cut risky sexual behavior by U.S. teens stall

    (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among U.S. high school students have stalled in the past decade and urgent action is needed to stem HIV infection rates in young peopl...

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Efforts to cut risky sexual behavior by U.S. teens stall

  (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among U.S. high school students have stalled in the past decade and urgent action is needed to stem HIV infection rates in young people, who ...

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Efforts to cut risky sexual behavior by U.S. teens stall

      (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among U.S. high school students have stalled in the past decade and urgent action is needed to stem HIV infection rates in youn...

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Bill Gates says much more work needed to turn tide of AIDS

    (Reuters) - Philanthropist and AIDS prevention advocate Bill Gates said on Monday there had been significant advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but he was not ready to say the worl...

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Economy, budget woes threaten non-profit hospitals: Moody's

       (Reuters) - The number of rating downgrades for non-profit hospitals outpaced upgrades in the first quarter of 2012, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday, adding it rema...

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Breast cancer cells can turn off key immune response: study

       (Reuters) - Breast cancer cells can destroy a powerful immune response in the body and allow the disease to spread to the patient's bones, researchers in Australia ...

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European regulators back first gene therapy drug

      (Reuters) - European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug -- after rejecting it on three previous occasions -- in a significant adv...

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FDA OKs Onyx's Kyprolis for multiple myeloma

      (Reuters) - U.S. drug regulators approved Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc's Kyprolis for people with multiple myeloma who have failed to successfully treat their blood cancer with other ...

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Even without anemia, iron may help fatigue

    (Reuters Health) - Some women with unexplained fatigue may get a bit more pep from iron supplements - even if they do not have full-blown anemia, a new clinical trial suggests.   T...

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Express Scripts, Walgreen settle pharmacy spat

      (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co and Walgreen Co said Thursday that they had struck a pharmacy network agreement that settles a long-running dispute, sending shares of both ...

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Scalia says no fallout with Roberts over healthcare decision

    Credit: Reuters/Illustration by Art Lien/Handout   (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said there was no bad blood between himself and Chief Justice John Roberts,...

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