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May 3, 2018

Reuters Health Report: Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S. - May 3,2018


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Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S.

(Reuters) - Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

World food price index little changed in April versus March: U.N. FAO

ROME (Reuters) - World food prices edged marginally higher in April from March, with the prices of most cereals and dairy products continuing to rise while sugar fell further, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

CDC reports one death from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

(Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday one person from California died related to an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, providing an update on the multi-state outbreak of the disease.

Too many cancer drugs? Crowded market gives investors pause

LONDON (Reuters) - In London's world-famous Great Ormond Street children's hospital, Dr. Karin Straathof is excited about a new cell-based medicine that offers hope for toddlers with incurable nerve tissue cancer.

Roche wins reprieve as Novartis biosimilar delayed in U.S.

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has won a reprieve from an expected wave of cheaper versions of its biotech cancer drugs as U.S. regulators knocked back a biosimilar form of rituximab from Swiss rival Novartis.

Merck KGaA family says unreservedly behind the pharma unit

DARMSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - The family behind Germany's Merck KGaA said it was fully committed to the group's pharmaceuticals unit, even if cancer immunotherapy hopeful avelumab does not achieve blockbuster sales.

President Trump wants to go further on drug prices: HHS Secretary

(Reuters) - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday said President Donald Trump wants to go further in lowering drug prices, an issue he campaigned on during the 2016 presidential race.

Trump administration sued over family-planning program shift

(Reuters) - Two organizations that support birth control filed lawsuits on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.

WHO says unprecedented dengue outbreak hits La Reunion

GENEVA (Reuters) - The French overseas territory of La Reunion is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of dengue fever which could be spread by tourists to other countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Breast cancer screening failure may have shortened 270 lives in England

LONDON (Reuters) - As many as 270 women in England may have died prematurely of breast cancer because of an IT failure that led to 450,000 patients missing out on routine screening appointments.

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