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Sanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trial

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Sanofi said on Wednesday a first late-stage Phase III study of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met its main target, while another would be completed at the end of the third quarter. LixiLan consists of a single-injection combination of Lyxumia, a drug developed with Danish drugmaker...(more) 

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You Are Not Your Cancer: Keeping Struggles in Perspective

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As a writer and survivor, I'm often asked to contribute freelance articles about cancer and all it's effects. It doesn't hurt that I also started a blog, HerAfter.com, on what it's like to live 'normally' after such a life-altering fight for survival. For the most part,...(more) 

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The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

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When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?Click Here to see the Complete List of Great American Hikes You Need to TakeIf that's how you imagine spending your summer than you...(more) 

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After videos, Senate Republicans target Planned Parenthood vote

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By Richard Cowan and Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans are planning a vote in coming days on legislation to cut $500 million in annual federal funding for Planned Parenthood, reigniting a fight in Congress over abortion that has long been dormant. For years a...(more) 

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Shift work doesn't increase the risk of prostate cancer compared to day work

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Contrary to what scientists previously believed, a study by German researchers has suggested that rotating shift work has no effect on the occurrence of prostate cancer. The results of their study were published in the Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International journal. Recent studies have shown that employees who...(more) 

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U.S. Army lab faulted over lax anthrax procedure

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Techniques used by a U.S. Army laboratory in Utah failed to neutralize live anthrax spores on many occasions over more than a decade and the lab should have realized the procedure was inadequate, a top health official told lawmakers on Tuesday. Despite warning signs, the lab,...(more) 

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California lawmaker battles recall by anti-vaccine activists

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The California lawmker who made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children, a stance that earned him death threats, is now launching a campaign to save his job, days after the state certified a recall effort against him. Democratic State Senator Richard...(more) 

Senate aims to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on legislation in coming days on a Republican bill halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research.  

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U.S. predicts 5.8 pct average rise in healthcare spending through 2024

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By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government expects healthcare spending to increase by 5.8 percent annually on average from 2014 through 2024 as more Americans gain insurance coverage and the improved economy drives patients to visit doctors and hospitals. The aging population's higher...(more) 

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U.S. Congress moves to 3-month highway extension; trade bank stays idled

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By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rapidly shifting battle, Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday prepared to pass a three-month highway funding extension while leaving the idled Export-Import Bank's fate hanging at least into September. With the House of...(more) 

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Suspicious envelopes mailed to Oregon police contained no toxins: FBI

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Twenty suspicious letters delivered to Oregon law enforcement agencies, including a rural sheriff who was sent to a hospital after opening one of them, showed no evidence of a toxic substance, the FBI said on Tuesday. "To date, field testing by hazardous materials crews has shown...(more) 

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Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise in animal studies

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Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research center of...(more) 

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