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Replacing, repealing Obamacare at same time ‘ideal’: top Trump aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Repealing and replacing the U.S. Affordable Care Act in one action would be "ideal," but it "may take time" to get all elements of the heath care law's alternative ready, President-elect Donald Trump's

California pays for inmate’s gender reassignment surgery

A transgender California prison inmate who was born male but identifies as female underwent gender-reassignment surgery paid for by the state this week in what is believed to be the first such case in the United States,

Officials: Foreign government may have breached health data

A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday. They declined ...

Trump presses Democrats on Obamacare, calls for bipartisan fix

U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday kept up his attacks on Democrats and Obamacare while calling for a bipartisan effort in Congress to come up with a healthcare alternative that would lower costs and improve

Duck cull in France’s foie gras region to contain bird flu

French authorities have started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu. Operations to destroy birds got underway Thursday in three departments ...

Halozyme’s pancreatic cancer drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

(Reuters) - Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said its flagship drug delivery technology in tandem with therapies from Celgene Corp and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in a mid-stage study involving patients with an advanced form of pancreatic cancer.

Sanofi, Regeneron lose bid to overturn Amgen win in patent case

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a court verdict upholding two Amgen Inc patents related to the company's cholesterol drug, a defeat for Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, which make a rival

Children aged 7 to 17 killed in Texas home by toxic chemical gas

Four children aged 7 to 17 died after a toxic gas leak from a pest control product at their home in Amarillo, Texas, fire officials said on Tuesday. Six others survived the incident, with Martha Balderas, the

China starts 2017 engulfed by smog, issues pollution alerts

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways.

Germany to cull more turkeys after bird flu outbreak spreads

About 22,000 turkeys are to be culled after suspect cases of bird flu were found on two more German farms in the major German poultry production region of Lower Saxony, authorities said on Monday. It is not