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Financial crisis may have caused 500,000 cancer deaths worldwide: study

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Paris (AFP) - An additional 500,000 people worldwide may have died of cancer from 2008-2010, locked out of treatment by unemployment and health care cuts caused by the financial crisis, a healthcare study said Thursday. 

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In U.S. Army, enlisted soldiers' risk of suicide attempts varies over time

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - The risk of attempted suicide peaks at several points during enlisted soldiers' time in the U.S. Army, a new study found. Soldiers who were never deployed were at highest risk for suicide attempts during their second month of service....(more) 

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South Carolina governor to sign ban on abortion past 19 weeks

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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, Texas (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk, a spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday. The South Carolina legislature passed the...(more) 

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Ontario boosts aboriginal health funding after suicide crisis

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Ontario plans to spend more than C$220 million ($168.48 million) to improve aboriginal healthcare, the Canadian province said on Wednesday, a month after a rash of suicide attempts in a poor indigenous community drew global attention. The province's Liberal government said the funding, to be spent...(more) 

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Lung cancer patients at bigger cancer centers may have better outcomes

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients getting radiation at hospitals with higher rates of participation in a clinical trial fared significantly better compared to those at centers with low participation, U.S. researchers say. Using trial participation as a proxy for the volume of...(more) 

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After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn’t convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from...(more) 

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Royal London says backs Bayer-Monsanto deal if priced at $130-$135 per share

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Bayer shareholder Royal London Asset Management said on Wednesday that the German company's bid for U.S. rival Monsanto made sense strategically and that it would support a deal if it was priced at around $130-$135 a share. RLAM fund manager Andrea Williams said she would not,...(more) 

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Revolutionary hepatitis C drugs leave public health systems reeling

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The pills made by US group Gilead Sciences are just one example of efficient yet costly treatments that have put the delicate question of how much a life is worth on the table of cash-strapped governments which hesitate to fund them. In Spain, after multiple protests...(more) 

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Czech PM furious after coalition partner lawmakers block anti-smoking bill

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Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Tuesday berated members of ruling coalition partner ANO for blocking a government-proposed anti-smoking bill in parliament, calling their vote against a national ban a "disgrace". The proposed ban on smoking in restaurants would have brought Czech anti-smoking legislation up to...(more) 

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FDA delays decision on Sarepta's muscle-wasting disorder drug

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(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a review of its muscle-wasting disorder drug would not be completed by Thursday. The FDA said it will continue to work past the goal date and strive to complete...(more) 

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Senator Stabenow's 'Smart' Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard

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With the worst broadband coverage in the country, Detroit residents would be left in the dark when it comes to product ingredients A handful of multinational agribusiness and food companies have spent over $100 million over the past three years to fight Americans' right to know...(more) 

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Sanofi moves to oust Medivation board in $9.3 billion takeover fight

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Reuters reported earlier that Sanofi was about to propose a new board line-up, taking advantage of a so-called 'written consent' rule that gives Medivation shareholders the ability to act at any time to replace directors. "Despite multiple attempts, both prior to and following the public disclosure...(more) 

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