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US must lead on AIDS funding: Elton John

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Elton John forecast Wednesday the end of AIDS in his lifetime -- but only if the United States keeps leading the world in bankrolling its eradication. The British pop music icon and AIDS activist was the star turn at a Senate hearing on future funding for...(more) 



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Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

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Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six. Britain had the second-highest rate with 23.1 percent, followed by Albania with 22 percent and...(more) 



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Business Travel: To Cuba on Business

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Despite significant changes, Americans still have rules to follow while doing business in the country. 



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On Clothing: Stan Smith, Accidental Sneaker Icon

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The tennis legend on the unexpected second life of the shoe that bears his name, and why he wouldn’t necessarily play in it now. 



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Under pressure, FDA to hold public meeting on off-label use

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By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting this summer to address drug company concern that restrictions on what they can say about off-label use of drugs violate their first amendment right to free speech. The meeting,...(more) 



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Thailand's new weapon to beat deep-south insurgency: DNA swabs

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has introduced a new strategy to curb the insurgency that has rumbled on in the country's jungle-blanketed deep south for more than a decade: DNA swabbing. It has been widely panned for mishandling the economy...(more) 



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Uganda's women, girls seek justice to halt sexual violence: rights group

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling an "epidemic" of sexual violence in Uganda, in which disabled women and girls are most vulnerable to abuse, and seeking justice for the victims are at the heart of a campaign launched by the rights group Equality Now on Thursday....(more) 



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Lesbian, gay, bisexual kids bullied more throughout school

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are more likely to be bullied and victimized throughout elementary and high school than heterosexual students, according to new research. "Bullying in general - as has been reported by others - decreases as...(more) 



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Illinois House rejects major piece of governor's budget

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By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to slash healthcare spending in the upcoming state budget failed to attract a single affirmative vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill amendment was the first major piece of the Republican...(more) 



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Rich Synageva M&A premium epitomizes appetite for orphan drugs

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The hefty premium Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc has agreed to pay to acquire Synageva BioPharma Corp highlights how the popularity of so-called orphan drug makers is leading to valuations many investors now deem frothy. Alexion shares fell as much as 10 percent on Wednesday on investor concerns...(more) 



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Kristen Wiig on mental health, comedy and 'Ghostbusters'

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By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a prominent cast member of "Saturday Night Live" for a decade, Kristen Wiig played characters from political figures to pop stars, but in her latest film, the comedian taps into a more complex and serious side of life....(more) 



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EU drugs agency tightens rules on experts moving to industry jobs

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(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Wednesday it would restrict experts and committee members who intend to work for a pharmaceutical company from participating in the evaluation of medicines, in a move to reduce conflict of interests. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) updated its "revolving...(more) 



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