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George W. Bush has partial knee replacement on left leg

Former U.S. President George W. Bush has undergone surgery for a partial replacement of his left knee, six weeks after having a similar procedure on his right knee, his spokesman said on Monday. The outpatient procedure was conducted on Saturday ...
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Health Highlights: July 14, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1,500-Year-Old Skeleton is Oldest Known Case of Down Syndrome The oldest known case of Down syndrome has been identified in a 1,500-year-old sk...
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South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

By Ndundu Sithole JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said ...
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Nigerian leader tells Malala missing girls to be home soon

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meetin...
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Shire ready to bow to AbbVie's increased $53 billion offer

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed drugmaker Shire Plc succumbed to an increased 31 billion pounds ($53 billion) takeover offer from Abbvie Inc on Monday, signaling the conclusion to a long-running courtship largely motivated by tax....
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Weather not tied to back pain: study

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia. Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were n...
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EasyJet says CFM order valued at $3.3 billion

(Reuters) - British low-cost airline easyJet Plc said its order to CFM International SA for 270 engines was valued at about $3.3 billion at list price by the engine maker. EasyJet had earlier said it had negotiated a reduced price with CFM, but th...
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Young Hispanic men face rising testicular cancer rates

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Testicular cancer rates are increasing more than three percent per year among young Hispanic men, at a time when rates among non-Hispanic white men are remaining steady, according to a new study. The ...
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AIRSHOW-EasyJet says CFM order valued at $3.3 billion

(Reuters) - British low-cost airline easyJet Plc said its order to CFM International SA for 270 engines was valued at about $3.3 billion at list price by the engine maker. EasyJet had earlier said it had negotiated a reduced price with CFM, but th...
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Health Tip: Getting a Massage?

(HealthDay News) -- While massage therapy can help ease various aches and pains, it's not appropriate for everyone. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers this advice: Massage therapy may not be appropriate for all p...
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Health Tip: Giving Children Chores

(HealthDay News) -- Establishing chores for children, even young ones, can teach the importance of being part of a team and helping out. It may also build self-esteem, experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these household chores...
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Mylan to buy some Abbott drug assets in $5.3 billion deal

(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc said it would buy Abbott Laboratories' specialty and branded generics business in developed markets outside the United States in an all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3 billion. Mylan's shares...
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Nigerian leader promises Malala missing girls will be home 'soon'

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would "soon" return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai ...
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Mylan to buy Abbott's non-U.S. specialty, branded generics assets

(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc said it would buy Abbott Laboratories' specialty and branded generics business outside the United States in an all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3 billion. Abbott will receive 105 million shares o...
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German database study hints diabetes drug cuts Alzheimer's risk

A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes can stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, although conclusive proof from a more formal trial could be about five years away. Earlier...
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Vixen workouts fuse foxy cardio fitness with girls' night out

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before the music begins members of the women-only exercise class, dressed in shredded tank tops, full makeup and wedged sneakers, pose seductively before studio mirrors and chant, "Yes, I'm sexy...
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Suspected militant-linked charities help Pakistanis displaced by fighting

By Jibran Ahmad NARRARI Pakistan (Reuters) - Charities that the United Nations says are linked to militant groups are helping hungry Pakistanis fleeing a recent military offensive as the official number of those seeking aid reached nearly 900,000...
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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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