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Shire says ready to recommend AbbVie's $53 billion offer

London-listed drugmaker Shire said on Monday it was ready to recommend a new 31 billion pounds ($53 billion) takeover offer from AbbVie, entering talks after receiving a fifth bid from the U.S. firm. Chicago-based AbbVie, which wants to buy Shire...
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Germany's fear of 'chlorine chicken' complicates U.S. trade talks

By Robin Emmott and Tom Körkemeier BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel once said she wished "for nothing more than a free-trade agreement between the USA and the EU". To the dismay of many in Brussels and Washington, Germans ...
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Roche skin cancer drug meets main goal in combination study

An experimental drug from Roche helped people with an advanced form of skin cancer live longer without their disease worsening when used in combination with another treatment, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday. Pharmaceutical companies are looki...
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How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

They point to an alarming rise in the number of incidents of lost or escaped microbes from such labs in recent years and see the CDC cases as proof that even the best facilities are vulnerable. Following through on this idea would require a whole...
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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
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Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
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Soccer-Tottenham striker Adebayor recovering from malaria

Tottenham Hotspur's Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor is recovering in hospital from a mild bout of malaria, the Premier League club said on Sunday. Adebayor was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, the club's website (www....
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U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing

A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax. Dr. Thomas F...
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Pratt offers improved A320neo engines in battle with CFM

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney unveiled an enhancement to its engine for the Airbus A320neo plane on Sunday that it says will improve fuel burn efficiency by a further 2 percent, stepping up the battle with rival CFM. Pratt, a division of United Te...
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Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests. Better eyesight also improves their quality of li...
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Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest

SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a signific...
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Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for de...
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As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility

By Saliou Samb and Adam Bailes CONAKRY Guinea/KENEMA Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because s...
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Engine maker CFM eyes record orders in 2014

CFM International expects another record year for engine orders, its chief executive said on Sunday, adding the company, which earlier in the day announced an order from American Airlines , had bid for an engine deal with easyJet . "When we ...
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Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

By Abraham Terngu ABUJA (Reuters) - Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school gir...
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Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medallist made the admiss...
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Swimming-Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

* Tearful Thorpe says he wanted to come out for some time * Olympic swimming champion contradicts views from autobiography (Adds details, background, quotes) MELBOURNE, July 13 (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, rev...
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American Airlines picks CFM for $2.6 billion engine deal

FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Aviation and Safran of France, said on Sunday that it had been picked by American Airlines Group to provide engines for 100 Airbus A320neo jets the airline...
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After decades of disappointment, Berlin's economy looks up

By Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - It has taken a quarter of a century longer than hoped but Berlin is now glimpsing the prosperity that was supposed to land in its lap after the Wall came down in 1989 and it was restored as the jubilant capital...
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Michigan student won't be charged in Visine poisoning

No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday. Police in Fowlerville, Michigan, had recommended felony charges of...
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