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Supreme Court sends patent cases back to appeals court

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday sent three patent cases, including one dispute over Shire Plc’sLialda drug, back to a lower court for further proceedings in light of a ruling the justices issued last week. In last week’s ruling concerning a...(more) 

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Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

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By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following the country's first FGM trial. Dr Raslan Fadl was originally cleared of charges...(more) 

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FDA approves Rockwell Medical's iron replacement drug

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rockwell Medical Inc's drug for treating iron loss in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis. The drug, Triferic, replaces the 5-7 mg of iron patients tend to lose during each dialysis session. An advisory panel to...(more) 

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India honors Bill Gates with civilian award

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India conferred one of its highest civilian awards on billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries. The announcement was made by the Indian government on Monday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted U.S....(more) 

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Deadly Japanese encephalitis surges in northeast India

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GUWAHATI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cases of deadly mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis have risen nearly five-fold in five years in India's northeast Assam state as a result of warming weather and changing rainfall, health experts say.  

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Health insurers watch profits soar as they dump small business customers

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Commentary: profits soar while they dump small business customers. 

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Preemies less lucky in love as young adults, study suggests

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Twenty-somethings who were born prematurely are less likely to move in with a lover or have sex than their peers born at full term, Finnish researchers find. These young adults are also less likely to consider themselves sexy. "Previous studies...(more) 

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VIDEO: War hero's pioneering brain treatment

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BBC Inside Out follows injured soldier and Afghanistan war hero Ben Parkinson as he embarks on pioneering oxygen treatment for his brain injury. 

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Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new cancer drugs

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By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. In...(more) 

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Regeneron/Sanofi cholesterol drug gets FDA priority review

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Monday said U.S. health regulators accepted its application to review a potent cholesterol drug on a priority basis, potentially giving it the upper hand in a fierce race with Amgen to bring a new medicine from the promising class to market. Regeneron, which...(more) 

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Breast cancer patients lack knowledge of their tumors

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer often don’t know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found. Not knowing one’s tumor features isn’t necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take...(more) 

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Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

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Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe. "Chinese rice farmers use pesticides," said a seller identified as Ying Ying, who started offering Japanese...(more) 

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