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U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.
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New York sues Target, Walmart for sale of lead-contaminated toys

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

(Reuters Health) - - Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests.
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Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Most obese patients who qualify for weight loss surgery don't seek it out, and that may be due at least partly to stigma, a U.S. survey suggests.
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South Africa’s Aspen strikes distribution deal with U.S. drugmaker Mylan

Aspen Pharmacare has struck a deal with U.S. generics maker Mylan to distribute a portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Australia and New Zealand.
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Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises

Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified.
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Mylan says Sanofi loses Lantus insulin patent claims

U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan said on Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office had rejected Sanofi's infringement claims relating to insulin drug Lantus.
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Sanofi loses Lantus patent claims against Mylan

U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan N.V. said on Thursday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected French pharma company Sanofi's patent infringement claims related to two formulations of its blockbuster insulin drug Lantus.
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With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy

As Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo.
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Google launches Thai AI project to screen for diabetic eye disease

Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness.