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U.S. health officials reverse stance on AstraZeneca's flu vaccine 3:58pm EST

AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position.

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Cigars and pipes tied to same risks as cigarettes

(Reuters Health) - Cigarettes are not the only type of tobacco products that can lead to premature death or fatalities from smoking-related cancers, a U.S. study confirms.

12:25pm EST

Eating carbs not linked to risk for PMS

(Reuters Health) - The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with the likelihood she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.

6:04pm EST

Mesoblast stem cell therapy meets goal of pediatric Graft vs. Host study

Nearly 70 percent of children with potentially fatal acute Graft Versus Host Disease responded to treatment with an experimental stem cell therapy from Mesoblast Ltd, meeting the primary goal of a late-stage U.S. trial, the Australian company announced on Wednesday.

6:03pm EST

Aspirin just as good as Xarelto for preventing clots after hip, knee surgery

(Reuters Health) - The expensive anti-clotting drug Xarelto is no better than common aspirin when it comes to preventing painful and potentially-deadly clots in people who have just had total hip or total knee replacement surgery, according to a new Canadian study.

5:10pm EST

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