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GSK chases next biotech asthma drug with $230 million J&J deal 7:03am EDT

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline has bought global rights to an experimental drug from Johnson & Johnson for up to 175 million pounds ($230 million), raising its bet on a new generation of biotech medicines for severe asthma.

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U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

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.

U.S., Election 2016, Politics Jul 26 2016
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Honduras detects 8 cases of babies with Zika-related defect

TEGUCIGALPA Health officials in the Central American nation of Honduras on Tuesday reported eight cases of newborns with microcephaly born to women who were infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy.

Jul 26 2016
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FDA enhances warnings on group of strong antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enhanced warnings of side effects of a group of strong antibiotics used to treat a variety of respiratory and urinary tract infections and limited their use to patients with no alternatives.

Jul 26 2016

Exercise ability in middle age may be one key to longer life

(Reuters Health) - Middle-aged men who have more endurance in exercise tests may end up living longer than their peers who struggle with physical activity, a Swedish study suggests.

Jul 26 2016

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