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Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids 2:52pm EDT

(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids.

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HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

LONDON Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.

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Merck, Samsung Bioepis launch discounted U.S. Remicade alternative

NEW YORK/SEOUL Merck & Co and South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday they have begun selling a less expensive alternative version of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade in the United States, a move that should accelerate price declines for the big-selling medicine.

South Korea 1:03pm EDT

Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems

(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden.

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Brazil mulls foot-and-mouth vaccine change after U.S. beef ban

SAO PAULO Brazil may change the formula of its foot-and-mouth vaccines, the country's agriculture ministry said on Monday, a move that follows a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef that is linked to abscesses found on carcasses.

Brazil 4:36pm EDT

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