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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.
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Linde's Lincare settles U.S. whistleblower case for $20 million

Reuters Health News - 11 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment.
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Illinois retailers sue Cook County to halt sugary drink tax

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 5:13pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of retailers Tuesday sued Cook County, Illinois, to try to block the sweetened beverage tax scheduled to go into effect in the Chicago area on Saturday, arguing it is unconstitutional and too vague for stores to implement.
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Vaccination may be curbing ER visits for shingles

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 4:56pm
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room (ER) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most younger age groups. The decrease among older people may be due to more of them getting the shingles vaccine, U.S. researchers suggest.
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California to list herbicide as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.
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WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218,000 cases

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 12:30pm
GENEVA (Reuters) - A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian health authorities said they confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium concerning the highly contagious H5N8 virus, and established a 3 kilometer perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden.
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AstraZeneca cancer drug trial prompts investors to take options cover

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 12:06pm
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in drugmaker AstraZeneca have taken defensive positions in the options market ahead of eagerly awaited results of a major trial of a lung cancer treatment, which are due any day now.
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Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 11:41am
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.
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Merck heart drug surprises with positive result; questions linger

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 11:36am
(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Tuesday its experimental cholesterol drug from a class with a history of consistent failure lowered deaths and heart attacks in a large trial, but the company has yet to decide whether to seek approval despite the surprise success.
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Few players screened for concussions in last soccer World Cup

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 11:00am
(Reuters Health) - After more than four out of every five head collisions during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, soccer players didn’t get recommended concussion checks on the sidelines, an analysis of game videos suggests.
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French ethics panel backs lesbian procreation help

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 9:04am
PARIS (Reuters) - Campaigners for lesbian motherhood got a significant boost in France on Tuesday when a panel of ethics specialists said that female couples and single women should be granted access to sperm-donor techniques of medically assisted reproduction.
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Alder's migraine drug data disappoints, shares tumble

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 7:00am
(Reuters) - Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc's late-stage study data on its experimental treatment to prevent episodic migraine fell short of investor expectation, sending its shares about 20 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday.
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Israel's Mitoconix Bio raises $20 million in private funding round

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 5:46am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Mitoconix Bio, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company focused on treating neurological diseases, said on Tuesday it raised $20 million in an early funding round.
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African swine fever detected in wild boars in Czech Republic

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 5:16am
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic has detected African swine fever (ASF) in two wild boars, Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 3:46am
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday.
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New form of Roche's Esbriet approved in Europe for lung disorder

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 1:05am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said a new Esbriet tablet formulation was approved in Europe for mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a fatal condition that causes irreversible, progressive scarring of the lungs.
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Novartis gets European OK for biosimilar of Amgen's Enbrel

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 1:02am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's generics unit Sandoz said the European Commission approved Erelzi, its biosimilar to Amgen's Enbrel, to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
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Republican healthcare bill imperiled with 22 million seen losing insurance

Reuters Health News - June 26, 2017 - 9:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward for the already-fraught legislation.
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Talks over boosting Illinois Medicaid payments fail

Reuters Health News - June 26, 2017 - 9:20pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge should order Illinois to pay Medicaid providers about $1 billion a month to ensure medical care continues for the three million recipients of the health program after talks with the state reached an impasse, according to a court filing on Monday.
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