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Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception

By Gene Emery(Reuters Health) - Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer,

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U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016

Growth in healthcare spending in the United States slowed in 2016 following two years of expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a government health agency reported on Wednesday.

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Home births in rural areas just as safe as in cities

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Home births may not be more dangerous for healthy rural mothers than for their urban counterparts, a recent U.S. s

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.

The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people&h...

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Roche to seize leap-frog opportunity in lung cancer

After lagging rivals in cancer immunotherapies, Swiss drugmaker Roche hopes to leap-frog into the lead in the biggest market, tackling previously untreated lung cancer.

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Interview: Roche to seize leap-frog opportunity in lung cancer

After lagging rivals in cancer immunotherapies, Swiss drugmaker Roche hopes to leap-frog into the lead in the biggest market, tackling previously untreated lung cancer.

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Kids aren’t protecting themselves against STDs during oral sex

By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults regularly engage in oral sex but seldom use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually

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FDA proposes drug development guidance for rare pediatric diseases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance on Wednesday to simplify the procedure of developing drugs for rare pediatric disorders, such as Gaucher's disease, by eliminating the&...

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people&h...

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Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom: U.N.

A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a&h...

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High tech, high finance and high times for U.S. pot industry

Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google's Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million in business.

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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion

U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Wednesday announced a $4.9 billion deal to buy a unit of DaVita Inc, looking to bolster its primary and urgent care services.

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