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Massive California verdict expands J&J's talc battlefield 5:54pm EDT

NEW YORK A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said.

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Life expectancy tied to voting choices in last U.S. presidential election

(Reuters Health) - Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump, a new study suggests.

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Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake

(Reuters Health) - People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar - and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest.

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Dr. Mom may work less than other female physicians

Reuters Health - In two-physician couples, women with kids work fewer hours than women without children, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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AstraZeneca ups investment in messenger RNA drugs with Ethris deal

FRANKFURT AstraZeneca has stepped up its investment in messenger RNA drugs, a promising approach in genetic therapy, by spending more than 25 million euros ($29 million) on a research alliance with German biotech start-up Ethris.

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