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U.S. says 9.5 million people enroll for 2015 Obamacare insurance

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- More than 9.5 million people have signed up for 2015 individual health insurance on the new exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, a number that surpasses its enrollment target for the year.

Indiana agrees to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Indiana on Tuesday became the 28th U.S. state to agree to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, a move that will extend health coverage to 350,000 low-income state residents, the administration said.

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Gates, UK take lead in $7.5 billion pledge for children's vaccines

BERLIN - International donors pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against deadly diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia.

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Quest in broad deal with CDC for hepatitis analysis

- Laboratory testing company Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a $520,000 agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify trends in screening, diagnosis and treatment of four strains of viral hepatitis.

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Uber says ride services reduce drunk driving

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber, a ride service facing legal challenges around the world, on Tuesday released a survey showing that people are less likely to drive home after drinking alcohol after such businesses started operating in their cities.

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After Ebola, WHO to set up contingency fund, develop 'surge capacity'

(This version of the Jan. 25th story corrects name and title of U.S. speaker in 6th paragraph)

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Abiomed raises revenue outlook, wins US approval for heart pump

- Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said it had received U.S. approval for its heart pump, sending its stock soaring 24 percent after-hours.

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School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk

(This version of the Jan. 23rd story corrects name of the University of South Florida in paragraph 16)

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Start worrying about cholesterol in your 30s, study suggests

(Reuters Health) – People with even moderately high cholesterol levels in their 30s and 40s are more likely to have heart disease later in life, according to a new study.

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Trouble falling asleep may signal high blood pressure

(Reuters Health) – Trouble sleeping, especially trouble falling asleep, may be associated with high blood pressure, according to a new study from China.

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