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Pregnant women need routine blood pressure checks 1:17pm EDT

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women should get their blood pressure checked at each prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, a potentially fatal complication that can damage the kidneys, liver, eyes and brain, new U.S. guidelines say.

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Swedish authorities says bird flu found at hen farm

STOCKHOLM An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has been detected at a hen farm near the town of Nykoping in eastern Sweden, the country's board of agriculture said on Tuesday.

8:42am EDT

Novartis to speed up bid for MS drug approval, changes target

ZURICH Novartis said on Tuesday it would accelerate its bid to win approval for its experimental multiple sclerosis (MS) drug BAF312 and said it was now targeting patients at an earlier stage of the neurological disease.

12:16pm EDT

White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks

WASHINGTON A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the White House said on Monday.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 24 2017

Taiwan eyes U.N. health meet, risks setback in China ties

TAIPEI Taiwan faces a more complicated task this year in seeking to attend a U.N. health agency meeting than it has in the past, a senior official said on Tuesday, as the self-ruled island braces for another setback in ties with rival China.

World, United Nations, 8:43am EDT

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