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Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop 19 Apr 2018

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit.

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Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation

(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say.

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U.S. appeals court says Ohio cannot block Planned Parenthood funds

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law that would cut federal taxpayer funding to 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, holding that conditions it imposed that denied funds to abortion providers were unconstitutional.

19 Apr 2018
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Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

LONDON, April 18 Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.

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AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for 1st-line use of lung cancer drug

U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to include initial treatment of patients with a specific genetic mutation, the company said on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018
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Actress Sridevi gets posthumous national award

Assamese-language drama “Village Rockstars” was named the best film of 2017 at India’s National Film Awards on Friday while Bollywood actress Sridevi got the best actress award two months after her death.

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