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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance 3:16pm EDT

U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected female partner.

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Minorities may not get best care after a stroke

(Reuters Health) - Minority patients in the U.S. may be less likely than white people to undergo procedures designed to prevent or treat strokes, a study suggests.

11:10am EDT

Germany plans to extend price brake for drugs under statutory insurance

BERLIN Germany wants to extend a price brake for drugs covered by statutory health insurance for five years beyond 2017, stretching out the measure introduced in 2009, a draft law seen by Reuters shows.

11:16am EDT

Malaria drug may help in cancer fight, early research finds

LONDON An off-patent malaria drug could help to destroy cancer cells by making them more susceptible to radiotherapy, according to early work that has prompted British scientists to start a clinical trial.

5:06am EDT

FDA rejects Ocular Therapeutix post-operative eye pain treatment

Drug developer Ocular Therapeutix Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had denied approval for its treatment for post-operative eye pain.

8:35am EDT

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