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Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare Holding for $2.2 billion including debt

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(Reuters) - U.S. healthcare conglomerate Danaher Corp said it will buy Nobel Biocare Holding in an all-cash deal valued at about $2.2 billion, including debt, to widen its market presence in the global dental industry. Danaher said it will offer 17.10 Swiss francs per Nobel Biocare...(more) 



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VIDEO: Does driving make you worse at work?

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Cycling or walking to work instead of driving makes you happier, according to new research. 



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Four burned in explosion at Arizona pet food factory

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(Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said. The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust caught fire...(more) 



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Roche starts late-stage trial for eye drug lampalizumab

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday it had started late-stage trials for its experimental drug lampalizumab as a treatment for a serious eye disease. The Basel-based firm has initiated Phase III trials for lampalizumab as a treatment for geographic atrophy, a leading cause...(more) 



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Botox 'stunts emotional growth'

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Experts warn that treating young people with Botox injections could restrict their emotional and social development. 



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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive Tuesday: WSJ

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President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The outbreak has now killed upwards of 2,400 people, mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and...(more) 



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Possible measles exposure at Seattle airport, health officials warn

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Health officials in Washington state on Sunday warned people who used Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this month that they could have been exposed to measles after a passenger was confirmed to be carrying the virus. The passenger was at the airport on Sept. 6 during a period...(more) 



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China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest: newspaper

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Chinese police detained 24 people for disturbing social order during a protest on Saturday against a proposed trash incinerator in southern China, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported. 



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Governments hold key to unlocking billions for social good: G8 report

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By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments can unleash billions of dollars to tackle social problems more effectively if they take bold steps to reduce barriers to investing for both profit and social good, a task force set up by the world's richest nations...(more) 



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Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects: study

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of...(more) 



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Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

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Acting rather like a spleen, the invention uses magnetic nanobeads coated with a genetically-engineered human blood protein called MBL. The MBL binds to pathogens and toxins, which can then be "pulled out" with a magnet, the developers wrote in the journal Nature Medicine. The "bio-spleen" was...(more) 



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Abbott dissolving stent has lower angina rate vs metal stent: study

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Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company's market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent with a significantly lower rate of chest pain, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Sunday....(more) 



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