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Liberia records Ebola death after country declared virus-free

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MONROVIA - A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the disease since a country at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 people was declared virus-free on May 9 after going 42 days without a new case.

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Novartis to test new pricing model with heart failure drug 2:11pm BST

BASEL, Switzerland - Novartis plans to test a novel pricing model with some customers when it launches its keenly awaited new heart failure drug Entresto, the Swiss company's head of pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday.

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Citrus fruit linked with melanoma in preliminary study 29 Jun 2015

(Reuters Health) - Using data from two long-term studies of women and men, researchers found a potential link between citrus consumption and malignant melanoma of the skin.

State restrictions for hepatitis C drug may go too far 29 Jun 2015

(Reuters Health) - State-run insurance programs for the poor may be putting up illegal barriers that prevent people with hepatitis C from getting a new treatment, a new study suggests.

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California bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor 29 Jun 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year's measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.

Celgene to invest $1 billion in Juno to partner in cancer therapies 12:00am BST

- Celgene Corp on Monday launched a 10-year partnership with Juno Therapeutics, announcing a $1 billion investment aimed at bringing to market Juno technologies that harness the immune system to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases.

For post-op complications, go back to the same hospital: study 29 Jun 2015

(Reuters Health) – Patients who need to be rehospitalized within a month after major surgery have a lower risk of death over the next two months if they return to the hospital where they had the surgery rather than going to a different facility, according to a new study.

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Few people heading toward diabetes know it 29 Jun 2015

(Reuters Health) - Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown disease, know they have a problem, a U.S. study found.

Health groups sue FDA for Gilead hepatitis C drug trial data 29 Jun 2015

- The Food and Drug Administration was sued by two advocacy groups seeking to force the faster disclosure of clinical trial data that helped Gilead Sciences Inc win approval for two blockbuster hepatitis C drugs.

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Nearly four of 10 U.S. kids exposed to violence 29 Jun 2015

(Reuters Health) - Phone-based surveys show that nearly four of every 10 kids and teens in the U.S. were exposed to violence or abuse over the previous year, researchers have found.