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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.... 

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Coke, J&J join big corporations behind new employee wellness push

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By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson & Johnson , unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health. The newly-formed...(more) 

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Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic 'spiraling out of control'

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and exhorted the global community to move faster and contribute more help to contain the spread of the deadly disease. "Here's the hard truth....(more) 

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Syrian opposition halts vaccinations after death reports

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Beirut (AFP) - The Syrian opposition said Tuesday it halted a measles vaccination campaign in the northeastern Idlib province following reports children had died after being innoculated. 

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Roche's $8 billion InterMune buy not a signal for more big deals

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By Caroline Copley and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Roche's decision to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion last month was "exceptional" and not a sign of more ambitious plans for major acquisitions, the Swiss drugmaker' s chief executive said on Tuesday. Damping down...(more) 

Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials said. The plan will be unveiled...(more) 

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Northwest Bio drug gets first slot under UK early access scheme

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LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Northwest Biotherapeutics drug for inoperable tumors is the first medicine to have been selected for fast-track designation under a new early access scheme in Britain. The U.S. firm's cell therapy DCVax-L has been awarded "promising innovative medicine" status, which is the...(more) 

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Allergan reaches truce with suitors on special shareholder meeting

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(Reuters) - Allergan Inc and its suitors Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc settled their pending litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and agreed to hold a special shareholder meeting on the originally scheduled date, Dec. 18. Billionaire William Ackman's Pershing Square and...(more) 

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World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agencies

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By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said...(more) 

Merck KGaA agrees to market Lupin drugs in emerging countries

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck KGaA said it struck a deal with Lupin Limited to market some of the Indian drugmaker's cardiovascular and diabetes treatments in emerging markets. The partnership covers Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines as well as several countries in Africa and eastern Europe,...(more) 

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Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 2,461 people, half of the 4,985 infected by the virus, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday. "Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen, this health crisis we're facing is unparalleled in modern...(more) 

Study shows Novo's new diabetes drug effective and safe for children

a shared story    1 day 11 hours 53 minutes ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba has been shown to be effective and safe for long-term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late-stage trial presented on Tuesday. Long-acting Tresiba is an important product...(more) 

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