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U.S. health regulator issues new cleaning guide for superbug-prone device

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(Reuters) - Hospitals that can afford it should take steps beyond those recommended by the manufacturer to clean and disinfect a type of device at the center of a recent superbug outbreak in the United States, health regulators said on Tuesday.  



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U.S. farm, consumer groups aim to block Monsanto bid for Syngenta

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Coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analyses being done, moves that underscore the hurdles U.S.-based Monsanto will face in any deal to take over Swiss-based Syngenta. "We will aggressively oppose it," said Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. 



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Legionnaire's Disease: NYC Outbreak Leaves 7 Dead, Michigan Woman Also Dead

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The Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in New York City continues to get worse with health officials now reporting 81 people infected and 7 deaths of people with the disease. The New York City Health Department reported that the all those who died had underlying medical problems and...(more) 




Pfizer wins EU approval for $15 billion Hospira buy

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer gained European Union antitrust approval on Tuesday for its proposed $15 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Hospira after pledging to sell some drugs to allay competition concerns.  



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12 Tips for Living a Longer Life

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You don’t have to eat a dinner cooked by Dan Buettner, the author of “The Blue Zones Solution,” to incorporate his advice into your life: a life that will hopefully be longer after reading this. 



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Why might women feel temperature differently to men?

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Why might women feel temperature differently to men? 




Aetna CFO says expects 2015 medical cost trend at low end

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin said on Tuesday that the health insurer expects 2015 medical cost trend to increase at the low end of a range of 6 percent to 7 percent. 



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Young fathers face raised health risks in middle age: study

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By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - First-time dads in their early 20s may have the energy and agility to keep up with their young children, but a new study shows early fatherhood can pose perils later in life. "Men who have a child before the...(more) 



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CVS profit beats estimates on higher pharmacy sales, claims

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(Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's profit beat estimates for the fifth straight quarter, boosted by higher pharmacy claims and strong sales in its business that provides medication and services for serious diseases such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.  



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TeamHealth to buy IPC Healthcare in $1.6 billion deal

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(Reuters) - TeamHealth Holdings Inc said it would buy IPC Healthcare Inc in a deal valued at $1.6 billion to expand its business that supplies doctors to U.S. hospitals.  



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Shire goes public with proposed $30 billion Baxalta tie-up

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London-listed group Shire said it was seeking to buy Baxalta in a $30 billion all-share deal, going public with its bid to create a global specialist in rare diseases after the U.S. firm spurned its initial approach. Shire said its unsolicited offer valued each Baxalta share...(more) 



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Aetna profit beats as government plans expand

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(Reuters) - Aetna Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted net profit for the second quarter as it added more members to its government plans and medical costs remained stable.  



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