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Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 - the first country in the world to do so.

Kite immunotherapy drug helps blood cancer patients in study

Kite Pharma Inc on Monday said its experimental CAR T-cell therapy, which helps the immune system fight cancer, was highly effective in treating aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, although two deaths were related to the drug, according to interim data from a midstage trial.

More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests.

Clovis short sellers undaunted as stock price surges

NEW YORK Clovis Oncology Inc's share price has doubled in the past month, fueled by positive developments for the company's experimental cancer drug and takeover speculation. But some investors also appear to be increasing bets against the stock.

Pfizer decides against split-up; more deals seen likely

NEW YORK Pfizer Inc , which was considering splitting itself for more than two years, said on Monday it would not do so, prompting shareholders to expect more deals that could bolster its roster of new medicines.

Why morning sickness may be a good thing

(Reuters Health) - For women with a history of miscarriage, experiencing nausea and vomiting during subsequent pregnancy attempts is linked to higher odds of success, a U.S. study suggests.

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Clinton, Trump clash and interrupt each other in first presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump locked horns over the economy, assailed each other's foreign policy, and interrupted each other repeatedly in heated exchanges at the first U.S. presidential debate on Monday. | Video