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Reuters Health Report - March 5, 2015: Guinea to start final trials of Ebola vaccines this week.

Guinea to start final trials of Ebola vaccines this week LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Final stage trials of an Ebola vaccine being developed by Merck and NewLink Genetics will begin in Guinea on  March 7 , the World Health Organization said  on Thursday . Biotech buys get pharma M&A off to flying start in 2015 LONDON (Reuters) - AbbVie's $21 billion deal to buy Pharmacyclics shows big pharma's hunger for new drugs at a time when research at smaller biotechnology companies is driving some of the most promising advances in medicine. Wear blue on Friday to raise colon cancer awareness (Reuters Health) - Advocates hope that people with colorectal cancer and their caregivers will dress in blue  on Friday  to raise awareness about the disease, which is the second-leading cancer-related cause of death in the U.S.

Reuters Health Report - February 13, 2015: Canada confirms case of mad cow disease, first since 2011.

 - Canada confirms case of mad cow disease, first since 2011 OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, a major exporter of beef, said on Friday it had found a case of mad cow disease in a beef cow in the province of Alberta, the first in the country since 2011. FDA approves Eisai's thyroid cancer drug (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved Japan's Eisai Co Ltd's drug to treat the most common form of thyroid cancer more than two months ahead of the review date. India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the virus. Stem cells offer promising key to new malaria drugs: U.S. research NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human stem cells engineered to produce renewable sources of mature, liver-like cells can be