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Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The Br...
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School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found. Bans on chocolate milk in 11 Oregon elementary sch...
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Direct tobacco marketing linked to teen and adult smoking

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Direct to consumer marketing of tobacco products is reaching significant numbers of teens, as well as young adults, according to a new study. Young people who have seen the promotions are also more ...
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Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such l...
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Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenues, cut deficits: CBO

President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenues by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on T...
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Teva, Pfizer settle patent lawsuit over blockbuster painkiller

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent lawsuit with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster painkiller Celebrex in December. In March, a U.S. court invali...
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Obama budget plan would boost tax revenues, cut deficits: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenues by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional ...
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Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay. The American Academy of Pediatrics says diaper rash can be triggered by: Excessive moisture in or near th...
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Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Your emotions can hinder your ability to drive safely, so you should keep them in check while you're behind the wheel. The Department of Motor Vehicles offers these suggestions: If you feel angry, upset or annoyed, pull off the...
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China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

By Li Hui and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a dru...
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Teva, Pfizer settle patent lawsuit over painkiller Celebrex

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster pain medication, Celebrex, in December. The news comes more...
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Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122

CONAKRY (Reuters) - The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108. The disease has spread from Guinea's remote southeast to the ...
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GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, shares up

By Lewis Krauskopf and Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) - 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 industry equipment offset weakness i...
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A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - The homemade bombs that ripped through the crowd at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264, showcased the city's medical talent but also taught valua...
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UnitedHealth says first-quarter profit fell on reform costs

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit fell on costs and taxes related to the national healthcare reform law as well as government cuts to private Medicare funding. Its Opt...
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Instant View: GE industrial earnings rise, shares tick higher

GE, which is increasingly focusing on its traditional manufacturing businesses over its finance unit, posted an 8 percent increase in industrial revenue, even as overall company revenue fell slightly short of Wall Street's target. They have s...
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California city evacuation lifted after military ordnance found

(Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted in a California city on Thursday after a piece of potentially explosive "military ordnance" reported in its business district was rendered safe, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office sai...
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GE first-quarter net falls, but industrial profits rise 12 percent

(Reuters) - General Electric Co reported a decline in quarterly net income on Thursday, hurt by lower revenue in its transportation business that sells locomotives, but the U.S. conglomerate's overall industrial profits rose by 12 percent. Fir...
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Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten month...
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GSK, facing bribery claims, battles to build new sales model

Following a decision to cut commercial ties with outside doctors, GSK expects to increase its in-house team of physicians by 10-20 percent over the next year or so from around 1,500 at present, Chief Medical Officer James Shannon told Reuters. GS...
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