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Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Published 23/06/2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Published 22/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver sc

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Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Published 19/06/2017

Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.

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Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Published 13/06/2017

A synthetic version of a medicine traditionally extracted from chili plant relieved knee pain among osteoarthritis patients for up to six months, data showed, bringing Centrexion Therapeutics a step closer to developing a safe and effective analgesic.

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Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

Published 13/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Republican push to repeal Obamacare may require additional money for healthcare, but he did not specify how much more funding would be needed or how it might be used.

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Sanofi-Regeneron`s Praluent cuts cholesterol in Odyssey trials

Sanofi-Regeneron`s Praluent cuts cholesterol in Odyssey trials

Published 11/06/2017

France's Sanofi and partner Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Sunday their anti-cholesterol drug Praluent recorded positive results in its first dedicated studies involving patients with diabetes and high cholesterol.

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In major breakthrough, tiny Utah firm regenerates skin, hair in pigs

In major breakthrough, tiny Utah firm regenerates skin, hair in pigs

Published 08/06/2017

A small U.S. biotech has successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions, paving the way for a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the regeneration of fully functional human skin.

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AbbVie`s rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in trial

AbbVie`s rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in trial

Published 07/06/2017

AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday its oral rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeded in a late-stage study on patients who had not adequately responded to standard treatments.

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Big returns on small cancer research investment, study suggests

Big returns on small cancer research investment, study suggests

Published 05/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - A government-backed research collaboration program started in the 1950s has added about 3.34 million years of life

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Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog

Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog

Published 25/05/2017

An electronic patients chart is shown on the wall to a hospital room in San Diego, California April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

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