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Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new cancer drugs

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By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. In...(more) 

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Regeneron/Sanofi cholesterol drug gets FDA priority review

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Monday said U.S. health regulators accepted its application to review a potent cholesterol drug on a priority basis, potentially giving it the upper hand in a fierce race with Amgen to bring a new medicine from the promising class to market. Regeneron, which...(more) 

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Breast cancer patients lack knowledge of their tumors

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer often don’t know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found. Not knowing one’s tumor features isn’t necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take...(more) 

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Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

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Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe. "Chinese rice farmers use pesticides," said a seller identified as Ying Ying, who started offering Japanese...(more) 

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One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

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Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working.... 

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Ebola mistakes should serve a lesson says WHO

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The World Health Organization's chief admitted on Sunday that the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola, saying it should serve as a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future. Despite turning the corner in the fight against Ebola, there was no room for complacency,...(more) 

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Ebola waning, but WHO must respond better next time, Chan says

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola is declining but there is no room for complacency and the World Health Organization (WHO) must respond faster to future emergencies, its director-general told member states held talks on Sunday on the WHO's delay in facing the deadly epidemic....(more) 

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Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips

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By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost in seconds. The product, called Reon, comes in flavors...(more) 

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WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

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GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.... 

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