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Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks


WASHINGTON - The Senate will wait more than two weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21 percent cut in payment rates.

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment

LONDON - A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's Royal Free Hospital said.

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Moms' excess pregnancy weight linked to kids' obesity

(Reuters Health) – - Mothers who are overweight before pregnancy and those who gain too much while pregnant are more likely to have obese seven-year-olds, researchers say.

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Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science

(Reuters Health) - Thanks to a generous benefactor, young mothers doing laboratory research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston can receive major grants to keep them from falling behind while they raise their children.

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Eyeliner too close to the eye leads to contamination

(Reuters Health) – - Eyeliner applied on the inside of the lash line is very likely to move into the eye itself and cause symptoms, according to a small study that captured migrating makeup on video.

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Sanofi to launch Toujeo diabetes drug in U.S. on Monday: source

PARIS - French drugmaker Sanofi plans to launch its new Toujeo insulin for diabetics in the United States on Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Novo Nordisk surges on plan to resubmit rejected insulin in U.S.

- Denmark's Novo Nordisk is to resubmit its new insulin Tresiba to U.S. regulators based on interim analysis data from a clinical trial, bringing its biggest new drug hope closer to the world's top market.

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Europe pushes back verdict on Bristol immune system cancer drug

LONDON - European regulators have postponed a decision on whether to recommend approval of a closely watched Bristol-Myers Squibb drug that helps the immune system fight cancer, officials said on Friday.

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Sierra Leone capital 'eerily quiet' amid Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN - The capital of Sierra Leone was "eerily quiet" on Friday at the start of a three-day national lockdown aimed at accelerating the end of an Ebola epidemic in the worst affected country.

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Ohr Pharma's eye drug fails mid-stage study, shares plunge

- Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc said its experimental eye drug failed the main goal in a mid-stage study as a combination therapy, wiping out two-thirds of the company's market value on Friday.

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