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Roche drug dramatically reduces bleeds in key hemophilia tests

LONDON (Reuters) - Roche's new hemophilia drug Hemlibra dramatically reduced bleeding in a broad population of hemophilia patients, results from two clinical trials showed on Monday, setting it up to take a dominant market position. Learn More

 

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British PM May calls on health, tech sectors to work on cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year. More »

 

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said. More »

 

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that. More »

 

Trump proposes taking funds away from abortion providers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal that would effectively stop giving government funds that subsidize birth control for low-income women to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions. More »

 

U.S. agency rescinds order banning Louisiana distributor from opioid sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler's opioid sales over allegations it failed to report suspiciously large orders by pharmacies for the narcotics, court documents showed. More »

 

Government proposal leaves markets gasping -- and Italians vaping

ROME (Reuters) - While Italy's 5-Star Movement and League party left financial markets gasping on Friday with promises to raise government spending dramatically, users and producers of electronic cigarettes were breathing more easily. More »

 

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo's regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city lying next to the Congo River, the health ministry said. More »

 

Ebola experts from U.S. Centers for Disease Control ready to go to Congo

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are ready to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where an Ebola outbreak has spread to a major African city, increasing the risk of a global outbreak. More »

 

Exclusive: HCA, KKR team up for Envision bid - sources

(Reuters) - U.S. hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc and private equity firm KKR & Co have joined forces to make an offer for U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday. More »

 

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