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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Learn More


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Critics of weight-loss device urge U.S. regulator to reverse approval

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Lotta Bosnyak takes extra time to chew the blueberries in her yogurt. Otherwise, she said, the device she credits with saving her life will not work. More »


Sales of flagship drug Revlimid drive Celgene profit; forecast raised

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celgene Corp raised its 2016 profit forecast and exceeded expectations for second-quarter earnings on Thursday on the strength of its flagship multiple myeloma drug Revlimid and growth in newer medicines, sparking a 2 percent jump in its shares. More »


U.S. and UK form global partnership to speed new antibiotics

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. and British health officials have created a new alliance with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars to accelerate the development of new antibiotics and tackle the growing problem of drug resistance. More »


Bristol-Myers shares hit by decline of Yervoy melanoma drug

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported disappointing second-quarter sales of its Yervoy melanoma treatment on Thursday, raising concerns about the long-term prospects for one of its most important cancer medicines and sending its shares lower. More »


Comparison of commercial and homemade infant meals finds flaws in each

(Reuters Health) - Parents making home-cooked meals often provide babies with too much fat and overall calories, while store-bought meals may not have enough of the fat children need to grow, according to a UK study. More »


Eating red meat linked to kidney failure risk

(Reuters Health) - Red meat may take a toll on the kidneys that increases risk for kidney disease and eventually kidney failure, a large study suggests. More »


Boston Scientific's sales beat on demand for heart devices

(Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly sales as it sold more of its heart devices and revenue from its troubled cardiac rhythm management business increased. More »


AstraZeneca helped by new drugs as cholesterol pill fades

LONDON (Reuters) - Generic competition to cholesterol buster Crestor in the U.S. market pushed second-quarter core earnings down by nearly a third at drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is now banking on new cancer medicines to revive its fortunes. More »


Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it was investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. More »


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