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Washington governor signs medical marijuana overhaul


- Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill that will overhaul the state's medical marijuana market, reconciling the long unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry.

Amended China law curbs tobacco ads in land of smokers

SHANGHAI - China's parliament has passed legislation that restricts tobacco advertising in public, strengthening efforts to curb smoking in a country where more than a billion people are smokers or exposed to second-hand smoke.

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Hawaii lawmakers pass bill raising smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would raise the legal smoking age statewide to 21, positioning it to become the first state in the country to do so.

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Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

- The number of confirmed and presumed HIV cases stemming from abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has increased to 142 in a rural part of southeastern Indiana and more cases are being identified every day, a state health official said on Friday.

24 Apr 2015

Drug overlaps, shortages may complicate Teva bid for Mylan

NEW YORK - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' bid for Mylan NV would create a company controlling nearly 25 percent of the U.S. generics market, including drugs in short supply, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of regulatory filings.

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Nestle skin unit to acquire Inneov assets in nutraceutical bid

ZURICH - Food group Nestle said on Friday its skin health unit Galderma would buy certain, undisclosed assets out of Inneov, a joint venture it had with L'Oreal , in a bid to enter the market for food and drink with potential health benefits.

24 Apr 2015

Astrazeneca drug deal hoists Innate Pharma shares to record high

PARIS - Shares in Innate Pharma surged to a record high on Friday as investors cheered a deal with AstraZeneca to accelerate and broaden development of its immune-boosting anti-cancer medicines that could earn the French firm $1.275 billion.

24 Apr 2015

U.S. data show that mammograms still often begin at 40

(Reuters Health) - Despite 2009 recommendations to stop giving women under 50 screening mammograms, the rate of first mammograms occurring at age 40 is on the increase, according to a new study.

24 Apr 2015

Feeling grateful may improve health for heart failure patients

(Reuters Health) - Feeling grateful may help heart failure patients heal both physically and emotionally, say U.S. researchers.

24 Apr 2015

Bristol wins EU green light for immune system cancer drug

LONDON - European regulators have recommended approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo, paving the way for it to become the first of a closely watched group of immune system-boosting cancer medicines to go on sale in Europe.

24 Apr 2015

A Minute With: Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte, a trained dancer, has worked in Marathi and Bengali films and it is only now that Bollywood is sitting up and taking notice of her acting prowess. She spoke to Reuters about her films, Ekta Kapoor, and why she doesn’t mind vegetating without work once in a while.

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