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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.

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Categories: acquired immune deficiency syndrome, research, medicine and health, national institute of allergy and infectious diseases



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(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Monday that its Keytruda immunotherapy failed to extend survival in previously treated patients with advanced head and neck cancer more than the standard combination therapy in a late-stage trial.

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(Reuters Health) - Stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug because of a muscle ache or stomach pain can be dangerous in the long run, suggests a new study.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago on Monday found AbbVie Inc fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and ordered the drugmaker to pay $150 million in punitive damages.

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The two creators of the program concluded that providing therapy, creating a system of primary care for mental health, made economic sense.

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Categories: therapy and rehabilitation, mental health and disorders, anxiety and stress, psychology and psychologists, england, great britain


(Reuters Health) - Stem cell therapy isn’t approved to treat heart failure in the U.S., but dozens of clinics nationwide advertise the treatments anyway, often charging thousands of dollars for procedures that may not be safe or effective, a new study suggests.

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Sunday's tragic discovery of dead, dying and injured undocumented immigrants, who had made the journey from Mexico to Texas crammed in the back of a sweltering metal tractor-trailer, raises many questions about heat stroke. Eight of these human trafficking victims were found dead and two died at the hospital. Twenty-eight others suffered various injuries, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The San Antonio fire chief warned Sunday that many of those who survived will...

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The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses.

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Categories: ticks (insects), lyme disease, babesiosis, centers for disease control and prevention, southampton hospital, long island (ny), southampton (ny), westchester county (ny)

(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids.

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - An outbreak of dengue virus has killed around 300 people so far this year in Sri Lanka and hospitals are stretched to capacity, health officials said on Monday.

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(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden.

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NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - Merck & Co and South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday they have begun selling a less expensive alternative version of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade in the United States, a move that should accelerate price declines for the big-selling medicine.

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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.

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Categories: fitzgerald, brenda c (1946- ), centers for disease control and prevention, georgia, obesity, coca-cola company, medicine and health




LONDON (Reuters) - Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.

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Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.

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Categories: police brutality, misconduct and shootings, alzheimer's disease, elderly

Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.

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Categories: patient protection and affordable care act (2010), health insurance and managed care, law and legislation, united states politics and government, polls and public opinion, medicaid, bucks county (pa)

Newbies to spin classes can land in the emergency room, as doctors say they are seeing more of the rare but dangerous rhabdomyolysis.

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Categories: rhabdomyolysis (muscle disease), exercise, muscles, bicycles and bicycling, american journal of medicine, soulcycle llc

A beautiful boy born 11 months ago is dying in London. The world watches as his parents battle to keep their child alive. Courts will not allow the hospital to release the baby, Charlie Gard, into the parents' custody so they can travel to try an experimental treatment.

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