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LATEST NEWS:   Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika - CHICAGO/MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus.
LATEST NEWS:   Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on pharmaceutical company Mylan NV to voluntarily drop the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen, which has increased in price by more than 400 percent in the past decade.
LATEST NEWS:   Costa Rica registers first microcephaly birth linked to Zika - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica has registered its first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research - LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Regular nibbling on nuts linked to low inflammation - (Reuters Health) - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic illnesses, say the authors of a recent U.S. study.
LATEST NEWS:   Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy - (Reuters Health) - For adults with type 2 diabetes, following a Mediterranean diet including at least two servings of fatty fish per week may lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to an observational study from Spain.
LATEST NEWS:   Drug price hikes can damage company reputations: White House - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday said pharmaceutical firms risked damaging their reputations with big price hikes, but it sidestepped commenting directly on Mylan NV's decision to raise the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen.
LATEST NEWS:   Over 14,000 women took Sanofi epilepsy drug despite fetus risk: ministry - PARIS (Reuters) - More than 14,000 pregnant women in France took Sanofi's anti-epilepsy drug Depakine between 2007 and 2014 even though the risk of fetus malformation was known, according to a study released by France on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca - LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion.
LATEST NEWS:   Why it's bad to skip prescribed drugs after a heart attack - (Reuters Health) - Many patients who have clogged arteries or survive a heart attack don’t consistently take medications prescribed to prevent life-threatening complications, a study confirms.