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Exelixis and Pfizer drugs compete in kidney cancer trial

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Exelixis's drug Cabometyx outperformed Pfizer's Sutent in a clinical study for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, suggesting it has the potential to become a first-line treatment, researchers said on Monday.
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Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus....
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How Miami-Dade got outgunned in the war on Zika

As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a tiny staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe even a victim of its own success: in 2009 and 2010, the county managed to dodge a dengue outbreak that infected more than 100 people in Key West and four years later evaded a rash of Chikungunya....
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Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Researchers use hospital emergency room data from around the US to document emergence of E. coli strain that fights medication. They recommend development of new antibiotics and treatment guidelines. ...
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Bayer exploring sale of dermatology business: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - German chemicals and crop pesticides firm Bayer AG <BAYGn.DE> is exploring the sale of its dermatology business to push forward its deal with Monsanto Co <MON.N>, Bloomberg reported, citing sources....
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Pfizer CEO says Clinton plan to curb drug prices would hurt consumers

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's chief executive on Thursday said recent proposals by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to curb "unjustified" U.S. drug prices would dampen investment in innovative new drugs and ultimately hurt consumers....
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Scientists find deadly scrub typhus bacteria in South America

LONDON (Reuters) - Scrub typhus, a deadly disease common in southeast Asia and spread by microscopic biting mites known as chiggers, has now taken hold in a part of South America and may have become endemic there, scientists said on Wednesday....
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Suicide risk jumps 42% for Danes hospitalized with infections

... Looking at a registry of more than 7 million Danish citizens from 1980 to 2011,......
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Baby in Texas dies from Zika

Miami (AFP) - A baby born with brain defects caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus has died in Texas, marking the southern state's first Zika-related death, officials said Tuesday....
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Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue....
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