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Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'


President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage.

Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why.

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J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative.

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J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.

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Flu shots tied to lower risk of premature death with heart failure

(Reuters Health) - - People with heart failure who get flu shots may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't get vaccinated, a Danish study suggests.

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Menopause-related sexual, urinary problems tied to worse quality of life

(Reuters Health) - - Severe sexual and urinary health problems after menopause are linked with poorer quality of life, a recent study suggests.

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Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy

Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.

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Pfizer's cut-price version of Avastin wins EU panel greenlight

A panel of European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday recommended approval for Pfizer Inc's Zirabev, a cheaper version to Roche Holding AG's leading cancer drug Avastin.

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Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article.

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Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers

(Reuters Health) - Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests.

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Salmonella linked to beef produced by JBS Tolleson sickens over 300

(The story corrects last paragraph to show May recall was from a different JBS facility, not the JBS Tolleson unit)

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New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys

Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.

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U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

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Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

(Reuters Health) - - People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have a heart attack, a U.S. study suggests.

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Sleep problems may be worse when menopause is hastened by surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually.

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Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

(Reuters Health) - - Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests.

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Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Most obese patients who qualify for weight loss surgery don't seek it out, and that may be due at least partly to stigma, a U.S. survey suggests.

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South Africa's Aspen strikes distribution deal with U.S. drugmaker Mylan

Aspen Pharmacare has struck a deal with U.S. generics maker Mylan to distribute a portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Australia and New Zealand.

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises

Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified.

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Mylan says Sanofi loses Lantus insulin patent claims

U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan said on Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office had rejected Sanofi's infringement claims relating to insulin drug Lantus.

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