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WHO urges Trump to expand Obamacare, ensure healthcare for all

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to healthcare. Learn More


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FDA warns four companies for labeling flavored cigarettes as cigars

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had issued warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers for selling flavored cigarettes labeled as cigars. More »


Health agencies say Miami Beach no longer Zika transmission zone

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health said on Friday that the Miami Beach area was no longer considered an active Zika transmission zone. More »


New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

(Reuters) - Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales. More »


Microcephaly quadrupled in Colombia this year due to Zika: report

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of microcephaly in Colombia were four times higher this year than last, an increase that coincides with a widespread outbreak of Zika virus in the country, a report released on Friday said. More »


Big price hikes seen in drug that prevents overdose deaths

(Reuters Health) - Two of the largest suppliers of the life-saving drug naloxone have dramatically increased their prices in recent years, threatening to make it less likely that someone can be saved from a potentially-fatal opioid overdose. More »


Optimistic women may live longer

(Reuters Health) - Women who have a sunny outlook on life may live longer than their peers who take a dimmer view of the world, a recent study suggests. More »


Anxiety, irritability may precede depression in high-risk teens

(Reuters Health) - When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of depression, a recent study suggests. More »


French add to U.S. concerns about Bayer contraceptive implant

PARIS (Reuters) - Women in France who have used Bayer's contraceptive implant Essure have launched a legal complaint about side-effects similar to a challenge already underway in the United States. More »


AstraZeneca's immunotherapy enters U.S. approval process

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug durvalumab, the British drugmaker's most important pipeline medicine, has been accepted for review by U.S. regulators against bladder cancer, potentially its first use. More »


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