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Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

Reuters Health News - May 23, 2017 - 6:23pm
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.
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Trump Meets With Pope Francis

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 6:20pm

President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. NBC's Alex Witt and Hallie Jackson report.


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UK biotech boasts Europe's best pipeline as Brexit threat looms

Reuters Health News - May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biotech sector boasts the strongest new drug pipeline in Europe but industry leaders say it needs continued access to global talent, funding and regulatory clarity to thrive in the future - all of which could be jeopardized by Brexit.
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Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

Reuters Health News - May 23, 2017 - 5:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.
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The Latest: Senate panel narrows Flynn document request

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 5:29pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):


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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda based on cancer genetics, not location

Reuters Health News - May 23, 2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters) - Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda on Tuesday became the first cancer drug ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on a patients' specific genetic traits, regardless of where in the body the disease originated.
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Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 5:16pm

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.


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Republicans voice opposition to Trump's budget: 'Dead on arrival'

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm

‘The president’s budget, as we all know, is a recommendation,’ Mitch McConnell told reporters in Washington DC. Donald Trump’s proposal to reduce spending by $3.6tn, mostly by slashing antipoverty programs that provide social safety nets for the poor, ran into bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, where a number of Republican lawmakers rejected the cuts as “draconian” and “nonstarters”. The president’s plan recommends $616bn in cuts to Medicaid, the government insurance programme for the poorest and many disabled Americans, while increasing border security spending by $2.6bn – including $1.6bn to begin construction on a wall along the US-Mexico border.


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Fourth-Grade Teacher Pleads Guilty to Kissing Boy, 10, on the Lips for Gummy Bears

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 5:05pm

Surveillance footage captured the entire interaction.


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Student Loan Program Faces Major Cuts in Trump Budget

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 4:49pm

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. President Donald Trump's budget outline for fiscal 2018 calls for a major restructuring of the student loan program, inc...


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House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 4:26pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved legislation Tuesday to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts, an effort to reduce a rapidly growing claims backlog without adding billions in government costs.


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India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 4:23pm

Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?


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British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 4:18pm

By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him.


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Trump proposes deep U.S. spending cuts in Mexico, Central America

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:56pm

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed drastically slashing U.S. foreign aid spending in Mexico and Central America, which are struggling with drug violence, graft and poverty that prompts many from the troubled region to migrate north. Trump's austere 2018 budget proposal, which seeks to trim $3.6 trillion from government spending over the next decade and is unlikely to get legislative approval in its current form, envisages steep cuts in most federal departments, but particularly the State Department. Ever since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, Trump has attacked Mexico, threatening to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement, build a Mexico-funded southern border wall and ramp up deportations of those living without documents in the United States.


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CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:38pm

The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.


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Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:19pm

A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.


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Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:07pm

Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.


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Sanders and Schumer say Trump’s budget takes a ‘sledgehammer to the middle class’

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:05pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for cuts to domestic programs. Schumer said, “The Trump budget takes a sledgehammer to the middle class and to working-class Americans.”


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Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

Pharma news - May 23, 2017 - 3:04pm

The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”


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Teaching hospitals in U.S. are expensive, but have lower death rates

Reuters Health News - May 23, 2017 - 2:58pm
Academic medical centers, increasingly spurned by insurers for being more expensive than community hospitals, appear to have lower death rates for older adults than other facilities, a U.S. study suggests.
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