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More U.S. women may get IUDs right after giving birth


(Reuters Health) - For new mothers in the U.S. who receive government-sponsored health insurance, it’s becoming easier to get intrauterine devices (IUDs) implanted immediately after giving birth, a study found.

Flu-associated pneumonia tied to skipped flu vaccine

(Reuters Health) – - The flu vaccine may help prevent flu-related pneumonia, a study suggests.

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Microsoft unveils first laptop, updated devices using Windows 10

- Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday its first laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, all running on Windows 10, its latest operating system.

Tech 1:23pm EDT

Colorado marijuana users sue grower over fungicide

DENVER - Two Colorado marijuana users have sued a cannabis grower claiming a "patently dangerous" agricultural fungicide that becomes poisonous when ignited was applied without their knowledge to pot plants they later smoked, court documents showed on Monday.

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Roche says data shows Cotellic combination therapy effective

ZURICH - Swiss drugmaker Roche said final survival data from a Phase III clinical trial showed the Cotellic drug used in combination with Zelboraf helped people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma live significantly longer compared to Zelboraf alone.

1:21am EDT

AmerisourceBergen to buy PharMEDium for $2.58 billion

- Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp agreed to buy PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings Inc for $2.58 billion from private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, expanding its business of supplying compounded drugs to hospitals.

Deals, 8:50am EDT

California governor signs bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite intense opposition from some religious and disability rights groups.

Politics, U.S. 05 Oct 2015

General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios

- General Mills Inc is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios cereal because they may contain wheat, which can cause adverse reactions in people with gluten allergies.

05 Oct 2015

Alkermes' schizophrenia drug Aristada gets FDA nod

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Alkermes Plc's longer-acting injectable version of blockbuster schizophrenia pill Abilify, making the treatment available in two doses.

05 Oct 2015

Complex patients more likely to switch from Medicare Advantage

(Reuters Health) - Medicare Advantage plans might not be meeting the needs of patients requiring the costliest and most complex levels of care, a new study suggests.

05 Oct 2015