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Humana cuts outlook, raising new concerns about Aetna deal

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By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Humana Inc, fresh from announcing an agreement to be purchased by larger rival Aetna Inc, prompted new investor concerns about the $33 billion deal on Monday by lowering its 2015 financial forecasts. The transaction announced on Friday is already...(more) 

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Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds

a shared story    1 day 1 hour 21 minutes ago
The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' July 6 issue are based on a group of 954 people born in New Zealand in 1972 or 1973. Using a total of 18 biological measurements, researchers determined a "biological age" for each participant at...(more) 

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Brazil rules seek to cut Cesarean craze

a shared story    1 day 2 hours 21 minutes ago
New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births. The new rules and a campaign called "Childbirth is normal!" address what Health...(more) 

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Care for depression, anxiety helps war-exposed children long-term

a shared story    1 day 3 hours 21 minutes ago
By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Treating depression and anxiety in youngsters affected by war may have lasting benefits for their mental health and ability to function in society, new findings suggest. The study, of former child soldiers and other young people affected by Sierra Leone's...(more) 

All clear at Maryland military hospital after gunshot report

a shared story    1 day 4 hours 21 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities gave the all clear at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington, the biggest military hospital complex in the world, after a report of a gunshot triggered a lockdown on Monday, the U.S. Navy said. 

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Swiss right-to-die group gets green light for new suicide room

a shared story    1 day 7 hours 21 minutes ago
A Swiss organization that helps terminally ill people take their own lives and defends their right to refuse medical treatment said on Monday local authorities had allowed it to open another room for assisted suicides. Exit, which provides lethal drugs to help people die, said the...(more) 

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5 Easy Steps To Kick Your Caffeine Habit

a shared story    1 day 8 hours 21 minutes ago
By Jennifer Still for Thrive MarketThere's nothing wrong with starting your day with a hot cup of coffee. But, if you absolutely can't get out of bed without some java, chances are you've got a caffeine addiction on your hands.While harboring a love for a beverage-based...(more) 

Aetna CEO says built expectations for asset sales into deal

a shared story    1 day 9 hours 21 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said on Monday the U.S. health insurer had structured its proposed acquisition of Humana Inc with "conservative" expectations around possible asset sales. 

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The Choice Ahead: A Private Health-Insurance Monopoly or a Single Payer

a shared story    1 day 10 hours 21 minutes ago
The Supreme Court's recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation's biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths.The result will be good for their shareholders and executives, but bad for the rest of us -- who will pay through the...(more) 

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Drug companies still supplying Greece after 'No' vote

a shared story    1 day 11 hours 21 minutes ago
Pharmaceutical companies said on Monday they would continue to supply medicines to Greece for now, despite increased financial uncertainty after Greeks rejected the terms of a rescue package from creditors in a referendum. The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (Efpia), representing 40 drug companies,...(more) 

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GM China auto sales flat in June despite broad price cuts

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General Motors Co vehicle sales in China were roughly flat for June as broad price cuts introduced earlier in the year failed to boost demand. GM and its Chinese joint-venture partners sold 246,066 cars in June, virtually unchanged from the same month a year ago, the...(more) 

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Coming health insurance mergers will cost consumers

a shared story    1 day 13 hours 21 minutes ago
Commentary: consolidations will mean higher premiums, lost jobs 

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