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Decision-making input linked to more satisfied cancer patients

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By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regardless of whether cancer patients sought to be involved in decisions about their treatment, those who were ended up more satisfied with their care, according to a recent study. "Now more than ever, we are really paying attention...(more) 

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Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

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A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers. 

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Justin Bieber's Miami trial pushed back to July

a shared story    2 hours 32 minutes ago
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Wednesday agreed to delay pop star Justin Bieber's trial until July 7 on charges stemming from the Canadian singer's January arrest when he was caught allegedly drag racing on Miami Beach. The trial was set to...(more) 

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Valeant CEO 'disappointed' in Allergan poison pill: CNBC

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(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which made a $47 billion unsolicited offer for competitor Allergan Inc. on Tuesday, said during an interview on CNBC that he was "disappointed" with Allergan's so-called poison pill. Allergan on Tuesday night said that its board of...(more) 

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Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study

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People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more likely to develop chronic inflammation linked to heart disease in adults, a study said Wednesday. Researchers in the United States found a "significant" association in almost 7,000 people between birth weight...(more) 

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Futures flat after six straight days of gains

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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep buying following six straight days of gains on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. According to Thomson Reuters data, profits are seen rising 1.1...(more) 

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Spectrum Pharma's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

a shared story    6 hours 32 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said its experimental cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial. Spectrum's drug, Captisol-enabled melphalan, is an intravenous formulation of a common chemotherapy drug melphalan, and is being tested in multiple myeloma patients undergoing stem cell transplants....(more) 

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

a shared story    7 hours 32 minutes ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. 

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Appendicitis without surgery may be safe option for some kids

a shared story    8 hours 32 minutes ago
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with simple cases of appendicitis may be safely treated with antibiotics instead of surgery, suggests a new study. Forgoing surgery to remove the appendix may not be an option for all kids, researchers say, but just...(more) 

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Not all older adults want emergency stroke drug: study

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By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one-quarter of older adults would not want to receive clot-busting medication for a stroke if they arrived at the hospital unable to make the decision themselves, a new survey found. The medication, tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA,...(more) 

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Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say...(more) 

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Missouri executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

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(Reuters) - Missouri officials on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering a farming couple in their 60s in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said. William Rousan, 57, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. (1.10 a.m. EDT)...(more) 

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