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Second baby gets Cellectis 'designer' cells to clear leukemia

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A second baby with aggressive leukemia has been treated in London with "designer immune cells" developed by Cellectis and, six months after treatment, she remains in remission, the French biotech firm said on Friday. The first human use of the...(more) 

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Cigna says Anthem deal could close in 2017, not 2016: filing

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Health insurer Cigna Corp , which announced plans to be bought by larger Anthem Inc 10 months ago, on Friday said the deal may close in 2017 rather than 2016 due to the complexity of the regulatory process, according to a filing with the Securities and...(more) 

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WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya

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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, warning of a "major breakdown" of the health system in the war-torn North African country. 

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Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food. 

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'Your Mama pulls fire trucks!' is praise for StrongMoms' kids

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By Barbara Goldberg NORWALK, Conn., May 6 (Reuters) - Still shunning alcohol because she was breastfeeding her 7-week-old baby, Jessica Hopkins grabbed a 50-pound (23 kg) beer keg with her bare hands and hurled it over a chest-high metal bar. Women like Hopkins, a former jewelry...(more) 

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Resource-rich Venezuela struggles to keep lights, taps on

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By Andrew Cawthorne and Carlos Garcia Rawlins PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Residents of Venezuela's southern city of Puerto Ordaz enjoy pleasant views of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers and are a half hour's drive from one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams. The irony is...(more) 

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Spain gets first case of Zika-related brain defect in a fetus

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Spain has recorded its first case of a fetus developing the microcephaly birth defect after a pregnant woman became infected with the Zika virus, health authorities said late on Thursday. Spain has recorded 13 expectant mothers who have contracted the virus after traveling overseas, though no...(more) 

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Soccer-Eurostar to ban alcohol on some trains during Euro 2016

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PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) - Eurostar plans to ban alcohol on some trains during the Euro 2016 European football tournament in France, which starts on June 10. A spokesman for the operator said that on some of its services between London and French cities, alcoholic drinks...(more) 

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Redstone competence trial to start with mogul's testimony

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A high-stakes trial to settle questions about the mental competence of media mogul Sumner Redstone begins on Friday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Redstone is the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, and the trial's outcome could affect the future of both media...(more) 

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8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses

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by Sarah Marcantonio, a student at Emerson University in Boston, with additional reporting from Em & LoConsent (noun): Permission, approval or agreement. Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no...(more) 

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This Is What It Feels Like to Have an Asthma Attack

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For Teen Vogue, by Amanda Chan and Vera Papisova.Asthma attacks are no joke -- but it's hard to know what it's like to have one unless you have the condition, which occurs when the airways become inflamed and the muscles around the airways tighten, making it...(more) 

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Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

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Spanish health authorities said they had detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus. "A pregnant woman was infected by Zika and dengue and the foetus has shown various defects," the...(more) 

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