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U.S. court rejects Linden Care's request for temporary restraining order

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(Reuters) - A U.S. District Court on Wednesday denied specialty pharmacy Linden Care LLC's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Express Scripts Holding Co for dropping it from its network earlier this month. Express Scripts, the largest manager of prescription drug plans in the...(more) 

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Ex-Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

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Edwards, 88, who celebrated the birth of his fifth child in August 2013 with his third spouse, Trina Edwards, then 34, developed a cough while they were out of town visiting friends, she said in the posting quoted by news media in Louisiana. The colorful and...(more) 

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GSK in China: escaping the shadow of a scandal

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By Adam Jourdan and Ben Hirschler SHANGHAI (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc has cut 40 percent of its sales reps in China and axed some units as it eyes a return to growth in 2016, after sales plunged during a bribery scandal that landed it with a...(more) 

Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.... 

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Peru lawmakers reject abortions for raped women

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Lawmakers in Peru on Wednesday dismissed proposals to decriminalize abortions for women who have been raped. A legal commission in the Congress voted to reject a bill to permit abortion in such cases, blocking the lower house from holding a full debate on the proposal. Women's...(more) 

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U.S. lawsuit raises new questions about Redstone's ability to run media companies

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(Reuters) - A U.S. lawsuit raises new questions about the competence of Sumner Redstone and his ability as executive chairman of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp to run the two media companies. In a probate lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Manuela Herzer, one...(more) 

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Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the...(more) 

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Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Wheelchair users may be more likely to die in collisions with cars than other pedestrians, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests. Pedestrians in wheelchairs were 36 percent more likely to die in these crashes than other people, the examination...(more) 

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Family of Frank Gifford says late NFL star suffered from brain disease

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By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The family of Frank Gifford said on Wednesday the late NFL Hall of Famer suffered from the degenerative brain disease CTE and that his brain had been donated to help researchers explore the link between football and traumatic...(more) 

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The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

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In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the...(more) 

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For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study. “There is a convincing...(more) 

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Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 11,000 middle-aged people who...(more) 

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