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Many smartphone health apps don’t flag danger, says review

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.

Novartis CEO plays down prospects for Actelion bid: Blick

Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez has played down suggestions the Swiss drugmaker could bid for Swiss biotech group Actelion, which is in talks with U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson about a transaction. Asked by Swiss

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes. Since

Trump moves to quickly fill his top Cabinet ranks

By Emily Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he expected to have most members of his Cabinet announced next week, interviewing more candidates at Trump Tower for top jobs in his administration

New data on risk vs benefit for potent CAR-T cancer drugs

A promising but risky new group of customized cancer drugs will be in focus this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), where clinical trial results will help clarify their potential for

Surprising monkey study could lead to ‘functional’ HIV cure

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn't make house calls. Fauci hopped on a plane to Cambridge, Mass., to personally tell

Canada approves new pipelines to boost exports, greens ready to fight

By David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc's hotly contested plan to twin a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast, setting up a battle

Bagged salads may encourage Salmonella growth

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – - Crushed leaves in bagged lettuces at the supermarket may leak juice that fosters the right environment for Salmonella growth, according to a new study from the UK. Salad juices increased

Q&A: A look at Texas’ first homegrown case of Zika

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are going door-to-door in the Texas neighborhood of a woman who is believed to be the first person to contract the Zika virus by getting bitten by a mosquito in that

Teva Pharm to market medical cannabis inhaler in Israel

Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical to market in Israel medical cannabis for pain management that is administered with an inhaler. The companies said in a statement on Monday that this is