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U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men 4:37pm EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Lilly sales beat estimates, helped by newer drugs

Eli Lilly and Co on Tuesday reported better-than-expected quarterly sales, fueled by newer drugs, and predicted average annual revenue growth of at least 5 percent through the end of the decade due to its growing roster of medicines.

12:36pm EDT

Blood clot deaths tied to hours of daily TV time

(Reuters Health) - People who watch television for five or more hours a day have more than twice the risk of those who watch half as much TV to die of a blood clot in the lung, a large Japanese study suggests.

Japan 12:04pm EDT

Teens who play sports less likely to say they’ve done heroin

(Reuters Health) - Teens who play sports are less likely than those who don’t to say they’ve ever used opioid painkillers without a prescription or heroin, according to a new U.S. study.

3:18pm EDT

Centene says it does not have network for Aetna's assets

Centene Corp's chief executive said the mid-cap health insurer did not have the network for the Medicare Advantage assets Aetna Inc or other large managed care companies are looking to sell as part of the industry-wide consolidation.

11:17am EDT

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