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U.S. governors want Congress to keep funding health benefits for poor

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican governors on Thursday urged Washington lawmakers to keep funding health benefits for millions of low-income Americans, even as Congress is working to repeal Obamacare, President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance law.(image)

U.S. judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:27:38 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge issued a temporary restraining on Thursday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood to give him more time to consider thousands of pages of documents filed in the politically charged case, court records showed.(image)

U.S. health agency tells Grassley there is no EpiPen deal yet

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:33:38 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV has yet to reach a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the classification in the Medicaid program of its life-saving EpiPen allergy treatment, according to a letter from a regulatory agency disclosed on Thursday.(image)

Seeing e-cigarettes may boost desire to smoke

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:54:22 -0500

(Reuters Health) - - Newer versions of e-cigarettes known as vape pens may not look much like traditional cigarettes, but seeing someone use these devices still sparks a desire to smoke, a recent study suggests.(image)

Bristol won't seek faster Opdivo/Yervoy lung cancer approval

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:20:53 -0500

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Thursday said it has decided not to seek accelerated U.S. approval for a combination of its two immunotherapy drugs as an initial treatment for lung cancer.(image)

EpiPen rival to be offered free to many but high price for insurers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:34:11 -0500

(Reuters) - Privately held drugmaker Kaleo on Thursday said it would offer its Auvi-Q emergency allergy auto-injector at no cost to many consumers, but set a list price for the EpiPen rival that will be used as the benchmark cost to insurance companies at a whopping $4,500.(image)

Merck CEO sees Keytruda in pole position in cancer race

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:08:30 -0500

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Merck & Co's Keytruda cancer drug, which last week won a speedy review from U.S. regulators for use with chemotherapy in lung cancer, is in an increasingly strong position in a fiercely competitive market, the company's CEO said on Thursday.(image)

Olympic athletes have heart problems, too

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:42:40 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Some Olympic athletes could be at risk while training and competing because of heart defects or dysfunction that they may not even know about, Italian researchers say.(image)

Sunscreen better than umbrella at the beach

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:10:21 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Sitting under an umbrella at the beach is no substitute for using sunscreen, a new study shows.(image)

France says duck cull mostly over as bird flu stabilizes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:16:26 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - France will scale back preventive slaughtering of ducks to counter bird flu after the culling of 800,000 birds this month helped slow the spread of the disease in the southwest, the country's agriculture minister said on Thursday.(image)