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LATEST NEWS:   Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1,300 - NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.
LATEST NEWS:   South Korea's tally of MERS cases at seven; one suspected patient heads to China - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's tally of patients of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven on Thursday, with authorities saying one suspected victim skipped out of voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to China.
LATEST NEWS:   Mexico working hard to prevent new outbreaks of bird flu: official - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   FDA approves Actavis, Valeant drugs for irritable bowel syndrome - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved new irritable bowel syndrome drugs from Actavis Plc and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc on Wednesday, validating big investments both companies made to acquire the products.
LATEST NEWS:   FDA ban nearly wiped out deaths, poisonings from ephedra - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A 13-year tally of deaths and poisonings from ephedra show a spectacular decline after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of weight loss products containing the herb in 2004.
LATEST NEWS:   Poverty-linked heart risks greatest for poor black women, younger adults - (Reuters Health) - Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with living in poverty is largest for women and people under age 50, according to a large new study.
LATEST NEWS:   Cigarette warnings on packages work better with pictures - (Reuters Health) - Gruesome photographs on cigarette packages may deliver more effective anti-smoking messages than words, a new analysis finds.
LATEST NEWS:   California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial's principal funder said on Tuesday.
LATEST NEWS:   FBI probing what J&J knew about uterine surgery device: WSJ - (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a surgical tool found to spread uterine cancer and what Johnson & Johnson knew about its risks before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported.
LATEST NEWS:   Post Holdings says 35 percent of egg supply now affected by bird flu - (Reuters) - Post Holdings Inc said a third company-owned chicken flock in Nebraska had tested positive for avian flu, bringing total affected egg supply to about 35 percent of commitments.