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Obamacare replacement bill takes center stage in U.S. Senate
22 Jun 2017 at 6:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A seven-year push by U.S. Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy will reach a critical juncture on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveil a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.
U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'
22 Jun 2017 at 5:17am
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.
Most U.S. teens have sex by 18, but pregnancies down: CDC study
21 Jun 2017 at 9:07pm
(Reuters) - More than half of American teens have had sex by age 18, but teenage pregnancy and birth rates extended their 2-1/2-decade decline because of increased contraceptive use, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday.
Novartis heart drug success opens up new care option
22 Jun 2017 at 4:45am
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - A Novartis anti-inflammatory drug cut cardiovascular risk for heart attack survivors in a pivotal trial, potentially changing ideas about treatment.
Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income: Washington Post
21 Jun 2017 at 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans would repeal most of the taxes that pay for Obamacare, roll back expanded Medicaid coverage under the healthcare law approved in 2010, reshape its subsidies, give states wider latitude to opt out of its regulations and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, under a draft bill reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday.
Most Americans say Republican healthcare plan will be harmful: Reuters/Ipsos ...
21 Jun 2017 at 4:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America's healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
Cigna stays in Obamacare for now; Anthem reduces participation
21 Jun 2017 at 2:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare insurer Cigna Corp said on Wednesday it will continue to offer individual coverage under Obamacare for now while rival Anthem Inc announced it was shrinking its participation, amid uncertainty over the fate of the government-subsidized program.
Ohio county claims top spot in America?s opioid death spiral
21 Jun 2017 at 2:50pm
DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - Scott Weidle is struggling with the death of his son Daniel, who died from a heroin overdose 18 months ago, one day after Christmas.
Anti-abortion activists lose bid to dismiss California privacy case
21 Jun 2017 at 7:43pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two anti-abortion activists charged with felony eavesdropping for secretly filming abortion providers in California lost their bid for dismissal of the case on Wednesday, but the judge ordered prosecutors to amend a criminal complaint he deemed too vague.
GSK wins $235 million from Teva in Coreg patent trial
21 Jun 2017 at 3:49pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. jury has ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg, court documents showed.