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More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 :survey

LONDON (Reuters) - More than half of wealthy investors around the world expect to live to the age of 100, with almost two in three planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey on Thursday.

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You want to be pregnant. You're depressed. A tough choice lies ahead

What is it like to try for a baby when the medication you take for depression doesn’t mix well with pregnancy?Throughout my teens, I was adamant I didn’t want children. I thought they were annoying, sticky money pits who had no business being near me.

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Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

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Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results

The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

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Proposed Illinois ban on youth tackle football dead for now

A proposal aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma by banning Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football lacks the votes this spring, its sponsor said Wednesday.

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AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for 1st-line use of lung cancer drug

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to include initial treatment of patients with a specific genetic mutation, the company said on Wednesday.

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AI pharma firm BenevolentAI raises $115 million in funding

LONDON (Reuters) - BenevolentAI, a British pharmaceutical company that uses artificial intelligence to identify new drug candidates, said it had raised $115 million in a funding round that valued it at $2 billion. 

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin slams state AG's lawsuit against J&J: 'These are political moves'

"I'm not on board with just about anything that he does," Gov. Matt Bevin said of Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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Experts query case for GlaxoSmithKline's new 3-in-1 lung drug

LONDON (Reuters) - Two medical experts have urged caution in using a new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease from GlaxoSmithKline, which the company hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite rising competition.

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Curing cancer ‘not a realistic goal,’ doctors focus on managing instead of curing disease

"It’s been a big shift in the last 10 years with thinking about cancer in that way: instead of a cure, treat it like a chronic disease."

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Later middle school start times tied to longer sleep for kids

(Reuters Health) - Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests.

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Colorado boy, 4, battling cancer named honorary police officer: 'It has answered our prayers'

The Colorado Springs Police Department has a new member: Joshua Salmoiraghi, a 4-year-old boy battling cancer.

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Tooth loss in middle age linked to heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. appeals court says Ohio cannot block Planned Parenthood funds

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law that would cut federal taxpayer funding to 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, holding that it imposed unconstitutional conditions by denying funds to abortion providers.

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Cleaned endoscopes often contaminated

Many patients may be undergoing endoscopy with contaminated instruments, a pair of new studies suggest.

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Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

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Raising retirement age may hit least-educated workers hardest

Reuters Health - People with little education and low socioeconomic status are more likely to leave the workforce in midlife for health reasons than better educated and higher-status workers, suggests a review of research across four developed countries.

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Five parenting tips from around the world, according to a paediatrician

Dr Lisa Lewis has spent her career learning about different child-rearing techniques

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Sen. Dick Durbin and other senators urge FDA to take action on Juul e-cigarettes

The senators join the growing chorus of people calling on the FDA to help stop Juul's popularity among kids and teens.

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How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain

Young people who used marijuana tended to have lower scores on memory tests

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Newlywed mom of 5 dies after giving birth to twin girls

California firefighter Nick Reeder was by his wife’s side on April 9, when she gave birth via scheduled C-section to their healthy twin girls.

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Industry fears disruption as EU excludes UK from drug approvals

LONDON (Reuters) - A European decision to exclude Britain from the EU's drug approval system from March 30 2019 - the day after Brexit - has raised alarm among drugmakers, who fear the abrupt change could disrupt medicine supplies to patients.

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Boy hit by foul ball at baseball game appears to have brain injury

A Missouri family is hopeful for their 7-year-old son who remains sedated at Children’s Mercy Hospital after he was struck in the head by a foul ball at a college baseball game on Friday.

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli is denied minimum security camp and sent to federal prison in New Jersey

Shkreli was setenced to seven years in prison for defrauding hedge-fund investors and manipulating company stock.

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From feeling horny to needing the toilet more: Doctor answers the 9 period questions you’re too embarrassed to ask

BIG knickers and bowls of ice cream can usually only indicate one thing – a visit from Aunt Flo. Whatever you refer to them as, periods are one of the most natural – and arguably inconvenient – thing a woman can go through on a monthly b

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Novo Nordisk, Red Cross team up to tackle chronic diseases in conflict zones

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen.

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