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Glow tweaks fertility app for men

a shared story    1 day 5 hours 4 minutes ago
Glow has added a brand new component to its fertility app which will now allow men to also track and troubleshoot their fertility. The app, initially designed for women trying to get pregnant, will allow a man to log his daily activities and enter lifestyle information...(more) 

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Material witness in 'maternity tourism' case arrested at L.A. airport

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By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman considered a material witness in an investigation by U.S. immigration authorities into so-called maternity hotels in Southern California has been arrested while trying to flee the country, prosecutors said on Friday. Ying Wu, 31, was taken into...(more) 

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U.S. data show that mammograms still often begin at 40

a shared story    1 day 7 hours 4 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Despite 2009 recommendations to stop giving women under 50 screening mammograms, the rate of first mammograms occurring at age 40 is on the increase, according to a new study. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its...(more) 

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Big pharma mergers: Mylan boosts offer for Perrigo

a shared story    1 day 8 hours 4 minutes ago
Generic drug company Mylan increased its offer for over-the-counter giant Perrigo Friday, days after Israel's Teva attempted to head off that deal with its own bid for Mylan. Complaining that the company's board has refused to enter talks, Mylan made a formal offer to Perrigo shareholders...(more) 

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Wisconsin judge denies request to move girl in Slenderman case

a shared story    1 day 9 hours 4 minutes ago
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - One of two Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional Internet character known as Slenderman will remain in jail rather than be moved to a psychiatric treatment center, a judge ruled on Friday, court records showed....(more) 

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Generic drugmaker Mylan goes hostile in bid for Perrigo

a shared story    1 day 10 hours 4 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV said on Friday it would take its $31 billion offer for Perrigo Co Plc directly to shareholders, in what is set to be one of the most high-profile hostile takeover attempts of the year. Mylan, which itself is the target...(more) 

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Astrazeneca drug deal hoists Innate Pharma shares to record high

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Shares in Innate Pharma surged to a record high on Friday as investors cheered a deal with AstraZeneca to accelerate and broaden development of its immune-boosting anti-cancer medicines that could earn the French firm $1.275 billion. Innate Pharma will receive an initial $250 million payment from...(more) 

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Nestle skin unit to acquire Inneov assets in nutraceutical bid

a shared story    1 day 12 hours 4 minutes ago
Food group Nestle said on Friday its skin health unit Galderma would buy certain, undisclosed assets out of Inneov, a joint venture it had with L'Oreal , in a bid to enter the market for food and drink with potential health benefits. "Nestle Skin Health announced...(more) 

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PepsiCo to launch aspartame-free Diet Pepsi in U.S.

a shared story    1 day 13 hours 4 minutes ago
(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc said it would replace its current Diet Pepsi offerings in the United States with those free of aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has come under scrutiny from health-conscious consumers. Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi sweetened with a...(more) 

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Coffee may help to prevent breast cancer from recurring

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Women diagnosed with breast cancer could halve the risk of recurrence by drinking at least two cups of java per day, according to a recent Swedish study. The most common cancer among women, breast cancer represents close to 12% of all cancers worldwide, and around 1.7...(more) 

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EU regulators warn against combining hepatitis C drugs with amiodarone

a shared story    1 day 15 hours 4 minutes ago
(Reuters) - European health regulators warned on Friday against using Gilead Sciences Inc's and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's hepatitis C medicines along with amiodarone, a drug used to regulate the heartbeat of people with heart rhythm disorders. The European Medicines Agency said there is a risk of...(more) 

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AstraZeneca insists Celgene deal about strategy, not cash

a shared story    1 day 16 hours 4 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is getting a $450 million windfall by letting Celgene develop a prized immunotherapy drug for blood cancers but its chief executive insists the deal is about strategy, not cash.  

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