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Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

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Dead monkey prompts Sao Paulo to step up yellow fever vaccination

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday.

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Less wealth tied to higher odds of disability and premature death

(Reuters Health) - People with fewer assets like real estate, savings, stocks and retirement accounts may be more likely to develop disabilities or die prematurely than wealthier individuals, a new study suggests.

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Higher nicotine in e-cigarettes tied to higher risk of teen smoking

(Reuters Health) - Teens who vape, or use e-cigarettes, may be more likely to develop a regular smoking habit when the liquid they use in their vaping devices has higher concentrations of nicotine, a U.S. study suggests.

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BRIEF-HealthStream reports Q3 earnings $0.08/shr

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.05 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Hot tub birth tied to life-threatening infection for baby

(Reuters Health) - A newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water.

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Doctor: Senator's health raises a tough question for us all

At 79, Thad Cochran isn't the oldest United States senator, but his age-related health condition is putting him in an unwelcome spotlight.

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Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered

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The New Health Care: The Cookie Crumbles: A Retracted Study Points to a Larger Truth

Getting people to eat better is difficult. So is doing research about it, which is why skepticism is important.

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Heart health disparities take toll on African-Americans

(Reuters Health) - African-Americans have worse cardiovascular health and more deaths from heart disease than other groups, at least partly from less effective disease prevention and management efforts, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Halliburton posts international revenue growth, unlike Schlumberger

(Reuters) - Worldwide revenues rose for U.S. oilfield services provider Halliburton Co in the third quarter, the company said on Monday, contrasting with the slide in international markets reported by larger rival Schlumberger last week.

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Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

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AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million

LONDON (Reuters) - An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing "armed antibodies" to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers.

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U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

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Trump goes to Senate to talk taxes and health care

President Donald Trump travels to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch as he pushes forward on tax cuts.

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GSK wins U.S. shingles vaccine approval, UK nod for gene therapy

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has won U.S. approval for a new and improved shingles vaccine, the second of three key products for which the British drugmaker expects approval this year.

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Families of people with autism struggle with mental health needs

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.

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BRIEF-AstraZeneca and Merck submit application for breast cancer drug in Japan

* ‍ASTRAZENECA AND MSD RAPIDLY ADVANCE LYNPARZA IN JAPAN WITH A SECOND REGULATORY SUBMISSION​

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Novartis gets FDA breakthrough status for Tafinlar, Mekinist combination

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy status to the combination of Tafinlar and Mekinist to treat patients with BRAF V600-positive stage III melanoma following surgery.

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NFL: Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

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JPMorgan partners with data start-up to boost fixed-income trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable.

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Britain backs GSK's gene therapy for 'bubble boy' syndrome

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's gene therapy for the so-called "bubble boy" disease was approved by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE, despite a price tag of almost 600,000 euros ($700,000).

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McConnell Signals Willingness to Hold Vote on Health Deal if Trump Approves

The comments by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, shifted attention to Mr. Trump, who has sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill unveiled last week.

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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals this week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

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McConnell says waiting for Trump to signal OK on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring a healthcare bill up for a vote in the Senate but was waiting to see what President Donald Trump wants, after a week in which Trump sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill to shore up insurance markets created under Obamacare.

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Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda, Panel Finds. Was it Murder?

Six years after Pablo Neruda’s driver claimed the Nobel laureate was poisoned, forensic experts agree on one fact: His death certificate was wrong.

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Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win, seeks partners to rule

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself.(For a graphic of the Czech election click http://tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW)

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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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India cenbank says linking national ID number to bank accounts mandatory

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's central bank on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts.

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Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

GENEVA (Reuters) - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Silver Lining in Trump’s Health Care ‘Sabotage’

By cutting an insurers’ subsidy, the president may accidentally save many Americans money on health insurance.

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NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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California judge tosses $417 mln talc cancer verdict against J&J

Oct 20 (Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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EPA says this town at highest risk of developing cancer from toxins. The plant emitting them says otherwise

Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 years.

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I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure

The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

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Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes.

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BRIEF-Jaguar Health files for resale or other disposition of up to 36 million shares of co

* Jaguar Health files for resale or other disposition of up to 36 million shares of co by the selling shareholders ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2gxkRxa) Further company coverage:

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Does diabetes make a heart attack feel different?

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics.

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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With time, shoe inserts may help ease plantar heel pain

(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests.

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Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.

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Follow-up care for acute kidney injury may be lacking

(Reuters Health) - Kidney specialists recommend follow-up care for most patients who have experienced acute kidney injury, but only a minority of patients have been getting that care, according to a Canadian study.

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Global Health: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals

“Coffee With Polio Experts” videos may be amateurish, but they are full of insights explaining why polio eradication has been such a struggle.

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Frailty, loss of mental function independently affect elderly survival

(Reuters Health) - Frail older people don’t live as long as their stronger peers, and loss of mental function further increases their risk of death, recent research shows.

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Trump fundraising arm launches National Anthem petition

A fundraising committee backing President Donald Trump has launched a petition calling for supporters to be counted among those who believe in standing for the National Anthem.

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FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.

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BRIEF-Rice Midstream Partners increases quarterly distribution​

* Rice Midstream Partners Lp - ‍board of its general partner approved cash distribution of $0.2814 per unit for Q3, up 4 percent from Q2​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Paris or London? International Collectors Now Have to Choose

The timing of the FIAC and Frieze art fairs means that few visitors can accommodate both. How do savvy buyers choose?

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Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus updates fans on cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants everyone to know she's a fighter.

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Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

GENEVA (Reuters) - A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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As a white nationalist speaks, a bell tolls for peace

As white supremacist leader Richard Spencer prepared to take the stage at the University of Florida, a concert of bells rang through campus leaving a poignant message of unity.

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.

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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

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BRIEF-Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long

* Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long to accelerate autonomous driving

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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

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Bush Decries ‘Nationalism Distorted Into Nativism’

Former President George W. Bush defended free trade and railed against populist rhetoric in an implicit criticism of President Trump.

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On Washington: Will Mitch McConnell Help His Friend Get a Health Care Deal?

Senator Lamar Alexander is going to need some help from Senator Mitch McConnell, a friend for nearly 50 years, if his health care compromise is to become law.

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Celgene abandons Crohn's drug trials, shares drop

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp said it would abandon testing a drug to treat Crohn's disease, in a major setback to the U.S. biotechnology company's pipeline amid attempts to lower dependence on its mainstay Revilimid.

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White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

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Celgene to stop testing Crohn's drug, shares drop

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp said it would abandon testing a drug to treat Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, following a risk-benefit analysis by a data monitoring committee, in a major setback to the drugmaker's pipeline.

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FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

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Beauty standards may be broadening

(Reuters Health) - Americans have grown to appreciate beauty across more skin types and ages during the past three decades, if People magazine is any indication, a new study suggests.

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More Republican senators back bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle.

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Paleo diet may contribute to iodine deficiency

(Reuters Health) - Older women on a so-called Paleolithic diet – which tries to mimic the diet of cavemen living in the stone age - may be more likely to develop iodine deficiency than their counterparts who don’t eat this way, a small Swedish experiment suggests.

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LPC: JDA, Surgery Partners add flexibility for future without Libor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies are preparing for a future without a crucial lending benchmark, adding language to their leveraged loan documents that allow them to choose an alternative rate,...

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Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

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BRIEF-CGI and Rio Tinto expand outsourcing partnership

* Says CGI and Rio Tinto expand outsourcing partnership to include industry 4.0 digital transformation initiatives

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BRIEF-Athenahealth lays off more than 400 workers- Boston Business Journal

* Athenahealth lays off more than 400 workers- Boston Business Journal, citing sources‍​ Source text : http://bit.ly/2gS3sw1

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Do fewer patients die with female surgeons?

(Reuters Health) - Patients may have better survival odds with female surgeons than with male surgeons, a recent Canadian study suggests.

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Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

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Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co's loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.

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Senator unveils rare bipartisan healthcare initiative

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bipartisan legislation to help stabilize Obamacare was unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with 22 sponsors in the 100-member chamber, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Thursday.

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FDA approves 2nd gene therapy for cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second gene therapy for cancer, the first to target non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

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New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms that the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday.

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Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest.

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Imprimis Pharma to take on Allergan's Restasis with cheaper product

(Reuters) - Shares of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals sky-rocketed as much as 91.1 percent on Thursday, after it said it would offer a cheaper option to Allergan's dry eye disease medicine, Restasis.

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In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.

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* ‍HEALTHE, CO ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP, INTRODUCE EYESAFE TECHNOLOGY MADE WITH ACCESSORY GLASS 2 BY CORNING​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Insurance a major factor in blacks’ higher breast cancer mortality

(Reuters Health) - African-American women have worse breast cancer survival than white women in the U.S., and a new study suggests that is largely because black women are less likely to have health insurance.

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BRIEF-MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

* MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ukraine passes long-delayed health reforms praised by West

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals.

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BRIEF-Shell Midstream Partners declares 4.6% increase in Q3 distribution

* Shell Midstream Partners L.P. declares 4.6% increase in quarterly distribution

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FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc's Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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Uganda confirms one death from Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

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Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year's election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies.

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Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

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Novo Nordisk takes aim at Eli Lilly with U.S. backing of new diabetes drug

WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk will take aim at Eli Lilly in the growing diabetes market after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light to its semaglutide drug.

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BRIEF-‍Booking.com signs global deal with UEFA National Team Football

* ‍Booking.com signs global deal with UEFA National Team Football as official accommodation and attractions booking partner​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New Zealand Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will form the country's next government after gaining the support of a small nationalist party holding the balance of power following an inconclusive Sept. 23 election.

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South Africa's cabinet replaces Zuma ally as head of national airline

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government has named Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza as chairman of loss-making state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), replacing Dudu Myeni, who was an ally of President Jacob Zuma, the finance minister said on Thursday.

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U.S. FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc's Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc's Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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U.S. judge will likely rule next week on healthcare payments

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge said on Wednesday he would likely issue a ruling next week on a request from several U.S. states to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate cost-sharing payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient’s own cells to fight cancer.

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Editorial: Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has had bipartisan support, as does a compromise to save Obamacare. Republicans could wreck both.

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Gilead cancer immunotherapy wins U.S. approval with $373,000 price

(Reuters) - A new therapy for a type of lymphoma developed by Kite Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc, won U.S. approval on Wednesday, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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UPDATE 1-Gilead cancer immunotherapy wins U.S. approval with $373,000 price

Oct 18 (Reuters) - A new therapy for a type of lymphoma developed by Kite Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc, won U.S. approval on Wednesday, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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Fusion GPS partners plead Fifth before House Intel

Two partners at the intelligence firm that produced the dossier of memos alleging Russian efforts to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday declined to answer questions before the House intelligence committee.

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U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's new diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, reasonably safe and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

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White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

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Finally, the grownups make a healthcare deal

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GOP senator: Bipartisan health care deal has 'stalled out'

The bipartisan Alexander-Murray health care deal has "stalled out" without the support of President Donald Trump, Sen. John Thune, the third-ranking Senate Republican, said Wednesday.

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White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66 Partners announces 5 percent increase in qtrly cash distribution

* Phillips 66 Partners announces 5 percent increase in quarterly cash distribution

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Epidurals may not make labor last longer

(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests.

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Vitamin D supplements linked to lower risk of asthma attacks

(Reuters Health) - Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests.

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Bipartisan Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare runs into trouble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up.

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Deductibles hold the key to the best health plan picks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As you pick health insurance during open enrollment at work this fall, you will probably be spared the painful premium increases that shocked American families earlier this...

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Divers with dental work may feel tooth pain under pressure

(Reuters Health) - Divers should talk to their dentists about the effects of underwater pressure and whether dental restorations could become painful, say French researchers.

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UPDATE 4-Health insurer Anthem takes pharmacy business in house, taps CVS to help

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc will start managing its billions of dollars of patient prescriptions itself in 2020, it said on Wednesday, ending a deal with Express Scripts Holding Co that had deteriorated into lawsuits over terms.

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Trump Qualifies Support for Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

After voicing support, the president offered a different take on the plan, while its Republican architect predicted it would pass before the end of the year.

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BRIEF-‍Nabron International sells 2.8 pct of its stake in Tile Shop Holdings, now owns 6.9 pct stake in co

* ‍Nabron International Inc - Between Sept 18 and Oct 17, it sold an aggregate of about 1.4 million shares of common stock of Tile Shop Holdings - SEC filing

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Cancer drug prices rising far faster than inflation

(Reuters Health) - The prices of injectable cancer drugs - even older medicines around since the 1990s - are increasing at a rate far higher than inflation, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Trump blasts bipartisan health care deal he praised yesterday

A bipartisan health care deal, announced by Republican leaders Tuesday and long negotiated between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, has been reached.

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Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan.

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Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a "probable" case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday as the disease continued to spread in Madagascar.

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Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation "bailing out" insurance companies.

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Alnyalm, Vir partner on RNAi-based hep B treatment

(Reuters) - Drug developer Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday it would scrap its hepatitis B (HBV) drug development and instead work with Vir Biotechnology on a new treatment for the disease.

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U.S. Senate backers of Obamacare deal seek support but prospects unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Gord Downie, the lead singer of Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died, according to a statement issued by his family.

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Health insurer Anthem takes pharmacy business in house, taps CVS to help

(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc will start managing its billions of dollars of patient prescriptions itself in 2020, it said on Wednesday, ending a deal with Express Scripts Holding that had deteriorated into lawsuits over terms.

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Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Encouraging Health Care Deal

Also: A Willie Horton-style campaign in Virginia.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Health insurer Anthem takes pharmacy business in house, taps CVS to help

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc will start managing its billions of dollars of patient prescriptions itself in 2020, it said on Wednesday, ending a deal with Express Scripts Holding that had deteriorated into lawsuits over terms.

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Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China's planned drug distribution reform.

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BRIEF-Vanda Pharmaceuticals reached a pricing agreement with the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds

* Vanda Pharmaceuticals - On Oct 17, co reached a pricing agreement with the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds

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BRIEF-BioLineRX initiates phase 1b/2 trial for BL-8040 in gastric cancer under immunotherapy collaboration

* BioLineRX announces initiation of phase 1b/2 trial for BL-8040 in gastric cancer under immunotherapy collaboration

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Anthem launches new PBM business, signs pact with CVS Health

(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday it signed a five-year agreement with drug retailer CVS Health Corp to support its newly launched pharmacy benefit management business.

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Eli Lilly to collaborate with Germany's CureVac on cancer vaccines

Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with CureVac AG on development of up to five immunotherapy cancer vaccines using the German company's messenger RNA (mRNA) technology.

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BRIEF-CVS Health signs five-year agreement with Anthem

* CVS Health signs five-year agreement with anthem, inc. To provide services to support ingeniorx

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Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Anthem signs agreement with CVS Health for new PBM business

(Reuters) - Drug retailer CVS Health Corp said on Wednesday it entered into an agreement with Anthem Inc to provide services to the health insurer's newly launched pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business, IngenioRx.

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Khamenei says Iran will shred multinational nuclear deal if U.S. tears it: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Iran would not walk out of a multinational nuclear deal and welcomed backing given by its European signatories.

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Public Health: Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.

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BRIEF-Shanghai Pharmaceuticals submits bids for U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health's China business

* Says it has submitted bids for U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health's China business

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BRIEF-Nokia announces IoT partnership with Bosch

* Says Nokia and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH have announced a strategic partnership to more easily deploy industrial IoT solutions from sensors through to applications Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Helsinki Newsroom)

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Astra and Merck win speedy review for Lynparza in breast cancer

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have granted a priority review to AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug Lynparza as a treatment for breast cancer, putting it on track for potential approval in the new disease area during the first quarter of 2018.

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Novartis says ‍revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia​

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of ‍its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally.

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Silent Partners: The bankrollers behind the rush of Australia shareholder lawsuits

SYDNEY (Reuters) - After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action.

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Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost

Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.

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UPDATE 1-Trump favors ex-pharma executive Azar for health secretary -Politico

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward naming former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar as his pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two White House officials.

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Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge’s ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc's patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye medicine, Restasis, has cast doubt on the company's novel strategy to enlist a Native American tribe to help shield those patents from challenge by generic drugmakers, legal experts said.

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Health Care, Raqqa, N.B.A.: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Trump backs health care fix, warns McCain

CNN's Sara Murray reports on the president's plans for health care and his warning for Sen. John McCain.

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Frailty tied to higher risk of complications with common surgeries

(Reuters Health) - Frail patients are more likely to have serious complications after elective outpatient surgery than people who are healthier and stronger, a recent study suggests.

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Should donor sex influence blood transfusion practices?

(Reuters Health) - Sick or injured men who receive blood transfusions may be more likely to die if their donor was a woman who has been pregnant in the past, a new study suggests.

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Trump favors ex-pharma executive Azar for health secretary: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward naming former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar as his pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two White House officials.

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Trump favors ex-pharma executive Azar for health secretary -Politico

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward naming former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar as his pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two White House officials.

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New cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson top profit estimates

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson posted better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, raising its full-year forecast due to growth from new cancer drugs and high-margin treatments picked up in its $30 billion acquisition of Actelion earlier this year.

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Florida needs more pet-friendly hurricane shelters for the elderly

(Reuters Health) - When pet owners need to flee from disasters like hurricanes and fires, they often think first of their animals, but a new study suggests a scarcity of pet-friendly emergency shelters could make older evacuees all the more vulnerable.

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Senators Reach Deal to Fund Subsidies to Health Insurers

The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off.

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UPDATE 5-New cancer drugs help J&J top profit estimates

* Shares rise 2.4 pct (Adds detail about talc verdict in last paragraph)

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Trump says he believes block-grant healthcare bill will pass

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he believed Republicans had enough votes to pass a healthcare bill that would allocate block grants to states.

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UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, opportunities in Trump plans

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said earnings will grow 13 to 16 percent in 2018 as medical costs remain low, and that it expects to benefit from new insurance products backed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 5-UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, opportunities in Trump plans

* Shares up more than 5 percent after forecast (Adds details on UNH association plans, background on Obamacare)

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Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

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UPDATE 1-J&J wins reversal of $72 mln verdict over talc cancer risks

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

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J&J wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

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NBA: Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) - Opening night rosters for the NBA's 2017-18 season, which begins on Tuesday, will feature 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories, according to the league.

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Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.

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UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer,

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UPDATE 4-UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

* Shares up 5 percent after forecast (Adds analyst comment, updates shares)

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.

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Wall St flat as losses in financials offset healthcare gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened flat on Tuesday as gains in healthcare stocks were largely offset by losses in financials, with an earnings beat from Goldman Sachs failing to cheer investors.

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Drugmakers Amneal, Impax to combine in generics push

(Reuters) - Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is buying peer Impax Laboratories Inc in an all-stock deal as it looks to add heft to its generics business and gain an edge in a tough drug pricing environment.

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BRIEF-Magna International to build new paint line in Slovenia

* Magna to build new paint line in Slovenia to support Graz Vehicle production

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New cancer drugs help J&J top profit estimates

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast as the company gained from strong sales of its new cancer drugs.

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BRIEF-Canadian Solar partners with Menora Mivtachim on solar projects in Israel

* Canadian Solar partners with Menora Mivtachim to invest in solar power projects in Israel

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Actually, Trump is raising health care premiums

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UPDATE 2-UnitedHealth tops profit estimates on strength in Optum business

* Shares up 1.4 percent premarket (Adds third-quarter details, background and share move)

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BRIEF-Social Reality to pursue strategic alternatives for SRAXmd healthcare business

* Social Reality, Inc. To pursue strategic alternatives for SRAXmd healthcare business

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China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.

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As the President tries to undo Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are seeking national injunctions

As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, urging judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.

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UPDATE 1-UnitedHealth tops profit estimate on growth across businesses

Oct 17 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast, helped by growth across all its businesses.

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Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

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Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines.

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McCain warns against 'half-baked, spurious nationalism'

Sen. John McCain warned against giving into fear and turning toward "spurious nationalism" Monday at an event honoring the war hero's contributions to the US.

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

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Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks

Even as the fires still burn, public health officials and environmental cleanup experts are starting to think about the next chapter of the disaster.

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McCain blasts 'half-baked' nationalism

During a speech, Sen. John McCain sounded off on what he sees as "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in American politics.

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Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

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BRIEF-Airbus and Bombardier to become partners on the C series aircraft programme

* Airbus says co, Bombardier are to become partners on the c series aircraft programme; corresponding agreement was signed on Oct 16

Medicine and Health nytimes.com

The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.

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Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.

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Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis

(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia.

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BRIEF-Uncle Dan's announces new partnership with Major League Baseball ​

* Uncle Dan's - announced new partnership naming Uncle Dan's official outdoor outfitter of Major League Baseball​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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More men than women infected with oral human papillomavirus

(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests.

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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.

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Trump says he will 'look into' drug czar pick following report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would "look into" a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's capacity to slow the flow of drugs that have fueled the country's opioid epidemic.

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Trump to declare national opioid emergency months after promise

President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a "major announcement."