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2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water: Red Cross

Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to lack of fuel for pumping stations, following a blockade imposed two weeks ago by a Saudi-led coalition, the…

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Milan leads Amsterdam, Copenhagen in vote for EU drugs agency

Milan came out in the lead after the first round of a European Union vote on Monday to pick the new host for the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit, diplomatic sources said.

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Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit

Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older&h...

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Help obese kids avoid weight stigma, doctors advise

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Shaming kids about their weight doesn’t encourage them to shed excess pounds, U.S. doctors warn. I

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Roche gets $12 billion stock boost from positive cancer, hemophilia results

Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older&h...

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Acorda Therapeutics scraps Parkinson's drug after deaths

Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would stop developing its Parkinson's disease drug, less than a week after the company reported deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

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Acorda Therapeutics scraps development of Parkinson's disease drug

Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would terminate developing its drug to treat Parkinson's disease, a week after the drugmaker reported five deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

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Roche shares climb after trial wins in cancer, hemophilia

Roche announced two trial wins for its cancer and hemophilia drugs on Monday, boosting its shares and weighing on the stocks of its main rivals.

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Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Roche announced a double dose of trial wins on Monday, saying its immunotherapy Tecentriq mixed with other drugs made advances against lung cancer, while data suggested its haemophilia agent Hemlib...

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New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public&...

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Roche says Tecentriq combination cuts lung cancer risk

A late-stage trial of Roche's immuno-oncology medicine Tecentriq with other cancer drugs as an initial therapy for lung cancer met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of disease worsening o...

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South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

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