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  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal …
    Oregon panel recommends moving to federal … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its … More »

  • Zimmer to buy Biomet for $13.35 billion … Reuters - 12 hours ago

    Zimmer Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy rival orthopaedic products maker Biomet Inc for more than $13 billion (£7,736,713,682.08), the latest deal in a … More »

  • Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital …
    Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital … Reuters - 12 hours ago

    Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, the latest in a spate of attacks … More »

  • Artificial skin grown in laboratory
    Artificial skin grown in laboratory Press Association - 14 hours ago

    Artificial skin that could be used to replace animals in tests of drugs and cosmetics has been grown in the laboratory for the first time. … More »

  • Fresh Ukraine tensions dent FTSE, but …
    Fresh Ukraine tensions dent FTSE, but … Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Tricia Wright LONDON (Reuters) - Fresh tensions in Ukraine took their toll on Britain's top shares on Thursday, wiping out much of the day's gains, although … More »

  • Dog attack data sparks summer alert
    Dog attack data sparks summer alert Press Association - 17 hours ago

    The number of dog attacks which lead to hospital stays are on the rise, new figures suggest. … More »

  • AstraZeneca plans spin-offs as cancer … Reuters - 17 hours ago

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca announced faster-than-expected progress of its experimental cancer drugs and plans to spin off billions of dollars … More »

  • Novartis sales miss forecast as readies …
    Novartis sales miss forecast as readies … Reuters - 20 hours ago

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis posted a weaker-than-expected 1 percent rise in quarterly sales, underscoring the pressures from … More »

  • Astra looking to partner or sell infection, … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is looking to partner or sell its anti-infective and neuroscience drugs, since these products are no longer core areas for the … More »

  • Midwife shortages 'getting wors …
    Midwife shortages 'getting wors … Press Association - Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Hospital chiefs were accused of "burying their heads in the sand" over midwife shortages after figures suggested a quarter of NHS Trusts had not assessed their … More »

  • Scientists reverse memory loss in mice …
    Scientists reverse memory loss in mice … AFP - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to new drugs to treat the … More »

  • Justin Bieber's Miami trial pushed …
    Justin Bieber's Miami trial pushed … Reuters - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Wednesday agreed to delay pop star Justin Bieber's trial until July 7 on charges stemming from the Canadian … More »

  • LG Household & Healthcare considering … Reuters - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Household & Healthcare Ltd. said on Wednesday it is considering a bid for U.S.-based cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden as the South Korean firm … More »

  • Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug
    Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug Press Association - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health … More »

  • Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma …
    Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Caroline Copley and Paul Sandle ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion (11 billion pounds) worth of assets … More »

  • Novartis sees GSK's cancer drugs … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Novartis believes GlaxoSmithKline's cancer drugs Votrient, Tafinlar and Mekinist could have more than $1 billion (594.38 million pounds) in sales each, the head of … More »

  • GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal
    GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal Press Association - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals in the pharmaceuticals sector today. … More »

  • Warning over hospital kidney deaths
    Warning over hospital kidney deaths Press Association - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, according to a new study commissioned by the NHS. … More »

  • Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for …
    Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for … Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. … More »

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed …
    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed … Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords … More »

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health …
    Clock ticking for states to adopt health … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to … More »

  • Surgeon urges transparency campaign
    Surgeon urges transparency campaign Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    One of the UK's top surgeons has called for annual public events to become a requirement for all clinicians in the NHS. … More »

  • Doctor 'vindicated' by trib …
    Doctor 'vindicated' by trib … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute … More »

  • Call on foreign doctor standards
    Call on foreign doctor standards Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS should face tougher tests in line with the standards of UK-trained doctors, a study has said. … More »

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health …
    Obama: 8 million signed up for health … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, … More »

  • Killer Shipman 'was a good doct …
    Killer Shipman 'was a good doct … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The son of one of serial killer Harold Shipman's victims still maintains he was a "good doctor" and said he views the killing as "euthanasia". … More »

  • 'X-Men' director hit by sex …
    'X-Men' director hit by sex … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: … More »

  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer …
    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has … More »

  • Drug watchdog urges vigilance in cancer …
    Drug watchdog urges vigilance in cancer … AFP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Europe's medicine watchdog urged doctors Thursday to be vigilant in administering the cancer drug Herceptin, vials of which had been stolen in Italy and tampered … More »

  • GE industrial profit boost underscores …
    GE industrial profit boost underscores … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil … More »