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U.S. doctor, missionary with Ebola show improvement


WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa while responding to an outbreak of the deadly virus have shown slight improvement but remain in serious condition, a relief organization said on Wednesday.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. | Video

World, 12:54pm EDT

Pfizer to buy Baxter's vaccines unit for $635 million

- Pfizer Inc agreed on Wednesday to buy Baxter International Inc's vaccines unit and a part of a production facility for $635 million.

Deals, 9:39am EDT

Sanofi, Regeneron drug cuts cholesterol in nine late-stage trials

PARIS - A new drug being developed by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. partner Regeneron cut "bad" LDL cholesterol more than placebo and existing treatments in nine late-stage clinical trials, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Boston Scientific wins first trial over transvaginal mesh device

- A Massachusetts jury has cleared Boston Scientific Corp of selling dangerous and defective transvaginal mesh devices, in the first out of more than 20,000 lawsuits waiting to go to trial.

12:26pm EDT

Kids are accepting healthier school lunches: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent study suggests that most elementary age students are okay with eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

9:33am EDT

AstraZeneca buys Almirall lung drugs for up to $2.1 billion

LONDON - AstraZeneca took a major step to build up its respiratory medicine business on Wednesday by striking a deal worth up to $2.1 billion for the rights to Spanish group Almirall's lung drugs.

Deals 7:14am EDT

Weekday heart attacks still getting quicker treatment at hospitals

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who arrive at the hospital with a heart attack during business hours are more likely to survive than those who show up on weeknights, weekends or holidays, according to a new study.

29 Jul 2014

Tools for planning end of life care are varied, untested: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many tools exist to help introduce people to the subject of advanced care planning, but they vary widely in what they offer and how accessible they are, according to a new research review.

29 Jul 2014

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

WASHINGTON D.C. - Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

Tech, Media 29 Jul 2014