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Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits -CBO

1 hour 39 min ago
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the...
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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

2 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered n...
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Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression

2 hours 33 min ago
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis. In a trial ...
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'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen

2 hours 52 min ago
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California a...
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Manager at Japan's Fukushima plant admits radioactive water 'embarrassing'

3 hours 8 min ago
By Yuka Obayashi OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) - The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime min...
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Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

3 hours 12 min ago
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new s...
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Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

3 hours 12 min ago
THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds. Since Congress passed the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improv...
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Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

3 hours 13 min ago
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong resul...
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Free dermatology drug samples come at a cost

3 hours 20 min ago
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dermatologists tend to prescribe more expensive medications when they also give their patients drug samples, according to a new U.S. study. "If you're a patient who receives a sample, you ...
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FDA warns common uterine fibroid surgery can spread undetected cancer

3 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that a common surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids could spread undetected uterine cancer. Data showed that the procedure, laparoscopic power morcellation, could significantly...
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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

3 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of ...
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Obama says health law is working, private insurance enrollment at 8 million

3 hours 52 min ago
President Barack Obama delivered a vigorous defense of his signature healthcare law on Thursday, saying private insurance enrollment under it has reached 8 million people and faulting Republicans for failing to agree with him that "this thing...
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Illinois investigates Herbalife as federal, state probes grow

3 hours 56 min ago
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said on Thursday it is investigating Herbalife Ltd, joining other state and federal probes of allegations that the weight loss and nutrition company is ...
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S&P 500, Nasdaq rise after strong results

3 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The major U.S. stock indexes ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly gains on Thursday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results. Based on ...
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Merck's ragweed pollen allergy drug gets U.S. approval

4 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co's pollen allergy drug Ragwitek. The tablet, which is administered by placing it under the tongue, is to treat the short ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis. Merck...
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Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

4 hours 55 min ago
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lowe's Home Centers, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The...
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Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills

4 hours 57 min ago
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people are willing and able to get themselves off medications like sleeping pills once they're informed of the potential harms, according to a new Canadian study. "Even among patients wh...
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About 12 million U.S. outpatients misdiagnosed annually : study

5 hours 18 min ago
Roughly 12 million adults who visit U.S. doctors' offices and other outpatient settings, or one in 20, are misdiagnosed every year, a new study has found, and half of those errors could lead to serious harm. The study by a team of Texas-based...
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UnitedHealth: New hepatitis C drug costs far more than forecast

5 hours 43 min ago
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said it spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc in its first three months on the market, an amount that was "multiple" times wh...
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Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

5 hours 50 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such l...
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