Category Archives: Health

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Merck KGaA's AZ deal, currencies outweigh weak drugs

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Merck KGaA said the recent takeover of high-tech chemicals maker AZ Electronic Materials & a strong U.S. dollar will assist it overcome a drop…

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Endo pushes further into generics with $8 billion Par Pharma buy

By Vidya L Nathan & Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) – Endo International Plc said it would buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc from private-equity firm TPG Capital for approximately $8 billion, including…

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Austerity hits healthcare access in Europe: NGO

Austerity measures in Europe have hit the poorest hardest by limiting access to healthcare, a medical charity said Monday, as it called for every EU resident to have equal access…

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Tanzania confirms cholera at Burundian refugee camp

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania confirmed a cholera outbreak on Monday at a refugee camp sheltering thousands of people who had fled political unrest in neighbouring Burundi. "We can…

Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota & Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, & the…

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Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with…

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Insight – Roads before welfare: India's Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

By Aditya Kalra & Andrew MacAskill NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of…

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Yemen army welcomes UN envoy appeal for truce extension – SABA

CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemen's army welcomed a request by the country's United Nations envoy to extend a humanitarian truce to allow more aid to be delivered to the country, an…

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Drug combo helps people with common cystic fibrosis

A combination of two drugs has shown promise toward improving the health of people with the most usual form of the incurable lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, researchers said…