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LONDON (Reuters) - The concept of combining two immunotherapy drugs to fight lung cancer - not so long ago one of the hottest ideas in cancer research - has suffered a fresh blow from the failure of an AstraZeneca clinical study.

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How can you get your kid or teen excited about exercise, and how much physical activity is ideal for growing bodies? Experts weigh in with answers, exercising tips and new research efforts.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it.

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LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program.

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(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.

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(Reuters) - Sanofi said on Tuesday it had hired former Roche top scientist John Reed to head its research operations from July 1, when Elias Zerhouni retires from the French drugmaker.

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Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria.

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Categories: kidneys, food contamination and poisoning, hospitals, antibiotics, bacteria, dialysis, e coli (bacteria), infections

Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.

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(Reuters) - An arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly & Co and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a 4-milligram dose, advisers to the U.S. FDA voted on Monday, in a setback to the drugmakers that were counting on the treatment as a future blockbuster.

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Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.

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Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?

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A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war.

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Categories: transplants, afghanistan war (2001- ), penis, organ donation, defense department, johns hopkins hospital (baltimore, md), massachusetts general hospital, united states defense and military forces, improvised explosive devices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday.

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(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday U.S. regulators declined to approve the company's biosimilar of Roche's blockbuster treatment for breast cancer, Herceptin, and sought additional technical information.

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Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."

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An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens.

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Categories: salads, food contamination and poisoning, lettuce, hygiene and cleanliness, salmonella (bacteria), restaurants, agriculture and farming, e coli (bacteria)

A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “insufficient value.”

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Categories: zika virus, vaccination and immunization, research, national institutes of health, science (journal), university of washington, ethics and official misconduct

Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high.

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Categories: cannabis foods and products, epilepsy, drugs (pharmaceuticals), food and drug administration, seizures (medical), epidiolex, gw pharmaceuticals plc.


The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds.

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Categories: genetics and heredity, evolution (biology), diving and divers, spleen, archaeology and anthropology, cell (journal), university of california, berkeley, university of copenhagen, nielsen, rasmus, far east, south and southeast asia and pacific areas

Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned.

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Categories: depression (mental), mental health and disorders, anxiety and stress, antidepressants, drugs (pharmaceuticals), brain, advertising and marketing, prozac (drug), new york times
















These scares are common. They affect about half of women who get annual mammograms; almost one-quarter of those who get regular stool tests for colon cancer; and 10 to 12 percent of men who have regular prostate cancer tests, the researchers said.

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Marcia Gay Harden talks about her mother's Alzheimer’s disease, the latest 50 Shades movie, age, fitness, and Hollywood.

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