Category Archives: Health

Paroxetine in early pregnancy once again linked to birth defects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women who take the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat) early in pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a review of…

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GE moving headquarters to Boston to tap tech talent

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Wednesday it will move its global headquarters to Boston, tapping the city's technology talent as the industrial conglomerate…

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Behind both Obama and Haley speeches, Trump looms

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump was not in the room during U.S. President Barack Obama‚Äôs final State of the Union speech, yet the Republican presidential front-runner was…

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Europeans urge employers to ease menopause for women

By Lisa Rapaport As more women remain in the workforce through their menopausal years, many employers may need to do a better job of adopting policies that assist ensure working…

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Shire says internal synergy goals from Baxalta deal higher

(Reuters) – The chief executive of rare disease drugmaker Shire Plc on Tuesday suggested that the company could achieve much higher cost savings from its planned $32 billion acquisition of…

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Eating taters pre-pregnancy may boost diabetes risk

Paris (AFP) – Eating lots of potatoes — especially chips or crisps — is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during…

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Secondhand smoke common for U.S. teens

By Kathryn Doyle Close to half of U.S. middle & high school students who never used tobacco themselves were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2013, often at home or in…

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Pfizer, Allergan say combined drug pipeline 'underappreciated'

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – The research chiefs of betrothed drugmakers Pfizer Inc <PFE.N> & Allergan <AGN.N> say the proposed combination of their experimental drugs deserves more credit,…

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Alcoa gets $1.5 billion supply contract from GE's aviation unit: WSJ

(Reuters) – Alcoa Inc has won a $1.5 billion long-term contract from General Electric's aviation unit to supply vital components used in making aircraft engines, the Wall Street Journal reported….

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'Projectile' hits Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic in Yemen, killing four: MSF

DUBAI (Reuters) – A "projectile" struck a clinic supported by international medical group Medecins Sans Frontieres in north Yemen on Sunday, killing four people, MSF said, another in a series…

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