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AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million 12:56pm BST

LONDON An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing "armed antibodies" to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers.

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McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want? 22 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage 22 Oct 2017

GENEVA/LONDON Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. | Video

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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals 21 Oct 2017

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. | Video

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Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors 20 Oct 2017

BOSTON A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.