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Pricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics


BARCELONA - Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs at the world's largest cardiology meeting this week are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

DAKAR/LAGOS - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus.

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Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total

ABUJA - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

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Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.

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China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu

SHANGHAI - Nearly 18,000 geese died on a poultry farm in northeast China after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month, the agriculture ministry said.

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Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests.

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High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests.

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Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.

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Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain.

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India's Cipla launches copy of GSK's top asthma drug in Germany, Sweden

MUMBAI - India's Cipla Ltd has launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden that is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Advair, a move that will further dent sales of the British firm's top-selling product.

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