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Gilead's experimental cancer drug fails in mid-stage study

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(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said its experimental drug did not significantly improve the length of time that patients with a type of pancreatic cancer lived without the disease worsening. The mid-stage study was evaluating the drug, simtuzumab, in combination with chemotherapy against a placebo plus...(more) 



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Watch: Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel

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Senate hears testimony as the White House announces plan to aid in fight against deadly virus in West Africa. 



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5 Ways You Change When You Hang Out With Dr. Oz

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Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag upgrade is always in order, am I right?). But when you begin to work for Dr. Mehmet Oz, world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon and...(more) 

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Watch: Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Urges Action From Congress

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U.S. government is planning new aid to Ebola-ravaged West Africa. 



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Child mortality drops in 2013: UN

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The child mortality rate around the world has dropped by nearly half since 1990, the United Nations said Tuesday in its latest report showing a new decrease in 2013. 



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Wall St. climbs as expectations shift on Fed policy

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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday and the S&P notched its best performance in a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy statement due on Wednesday. After a sluggish start to trading, major indexes rallied...(more) 



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Food companies' U.S. calorie-cutting pledge could stall: researchers

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By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A campaign by 16 of the world's largest food and beverage companies to dramatically cut the number of calories sold in the United States may have stalled after initial success, researchers reported on Wednesday. The companies, including Campbell Soup...(more) 



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Opera singer backs drive to help 10 million 'ghost' people

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By Emma Batha THE HAGUE The Netherlands (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Opera singer Barbara Hendricks lent her voice on Tuesday to a global campaign to end statelessness, calling for an end to the suffering of 10 million "ghost" people. The U.S.-born soprano said she had been...(more) 



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GAO report warns of security risks in U.S. healthcare website

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(Reuters) - HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's health insurance exchange, has security and privacy protection vulnerabilities, a U.S. government watchdog reported on Tuesday, nearly a year after the website's troubled rollout. The General Accounting Office (GAO) said that despite steps taken by the Centers for Medicare &...(more) 



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Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy. 



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Urine test for cervical cancer virus offers alternative to smear

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday. In a study comparing the accuracy of urine sample testing...(more) 



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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 school shooting

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By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man who fired an AK-47 in a suburban Atlanta elementary school in 2013 before a school clerk convinced him to put his gun down and turn himself in pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on...(more) 



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