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Florida confirms first locally transmitted Zika 2:54pm BST

Health officials in Florida on Friday reported the first cases of local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in continental United States.

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Sanofi sales and profit slide on U.S. pricing, Venezuela 7:03am BST

PARIS French drugmaker Sanofi's sales and profit fell in the second quarter despite double-digit growth at biotech arm Genzyme, as the diabetes division came under sustained pricing pressure in the United States.

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Critics of weight-loss device urge U.S. regulator to reverse approval 28 Jul 2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. Lotta Bosnyak takes extra time to chew the blueberries in her yogurt. Otherwise, she said, the device she credits with saving her life will not work. | Video

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Judge rules against nearly 1,300 lawsuits over Bayer's Mirena IUD 28 Jul 2016

NEW YORK A New York federal judge has ruled in favor of Bayer AG against nearly 1,300 lawsuits filed by women who say they suffered internal injuries from the company's Mirena intra-uterine contraceptive device.

More than half of newborns not breastfed in first hour raising health risks: UNICEF 12:21pm BST

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than half of newborn babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at heightened risk of disease and death, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday, highlighting sub-Saharan Africa as an area of concern.