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FDA approves Cubists' drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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By Amrutha Penumudi and Rosmi Shaji (Reuters) - Cubist Pharmaceutical Inc's drug to treat complicated urinary tract and intra-abdominal infections won U.S. approval on Friday, highlighting the regulator's interest in tackling the growing threat of the so-called superbugs. Cubist shares were up 1.9 percent in extended...(more) 

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Oklahoma to again employ injection mix used in flawed execution

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to use the same lethal injection drug combination it employed during a botched execution in April, Department of Corrections officials told a federal court hearing arguments on whether to halt death sentences in the state from being...(more) 

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Parents of Colorado theater gunman plead for son’s life to be spared

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By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The parents of the man charged in the fatal shootings of 12 people at a Colorado movie theater broke their silence over the 2012 killings on Friday, saying their son is mentally ill, "not a monster," and should be spared...(more) 

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It's time to fight traditions that harm women's health: WHO

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the major health problems faced by women in developing countries are caused by "terrible" traditions that must be stopped, said the head of public health at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Traditions such as child marriage or female genital...(more) 

Obama: U.S. will respond to North Korea-linked hack on Sony

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States will respond to the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures now that U.S. authorities have linked the strike to the North Korean government. 

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Five dead, dozens sickened by listeria linked to caramel apples

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(Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement...(more) 

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FDA grants accelerated approval to AstraZeneca's ovary cancer drug

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(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc's ovarian cancer drug has been granted an accelerated approval by the U.S. health regulator, a day after it was approved by the European Commission. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had voted in June against granting an accelerated...(more) 

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'Surveillance' may be safest for low-risk prostate cancer

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Among men whose low-risk prostate cancer was managed with so-called active surveillance for up to 15 years, just 1.5 percent died of the cancer, according to new data from a Canadian study. That result is similar to outcomes in men...(more) 

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China court raps clinic over 'gay conversion' therapy

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A Beijing court Friday ordered a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a homosexual man for administering electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual, an unprecedented ruling on so-called conversion therapy. The plaintiff, a gay man named Yang Teng, said he felt traumatised when...(more) 

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What Really Matters Today (And Every Day)

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As I write this, one of my daughters is in the hospital recovering from elective, but nonetheless somewhat urgent surgery. She will be fine, and likely come home later today. Still, the native rhythms of Katz family holiday preparation are much disturbed by worry, and the...(more) 

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UN chief kicks off tour of Ebola-hit west Africa

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic. Ban, who flew in from Ghana, where the UN Ebola mission is headquartered, was welcomed...(more) 

Novo Nordisk gets positive opinion on Tresiba for children in Europe

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Drug maker Novo Nordisk said the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion on the use of its diabetes drug Tresiba for the treatment of children and adolescents. An European Commission approval of the label expansion...(more) 

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