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LATEST NEWS:   Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patients - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A commercial diet plan that includes prepackaged foods, menu plans and access to counselors was better at helping people with type 2 diabetes shed pounds than a typical diet, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   Valeant CEO 'disappointed' in Allergan poison pill: CNBC - (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which made a $47 billion unsolicited offer for competitor Allergan Inc on Tuesday, said during an interview on CNBC that he was "disappointed" with Allergan's so-called poison pill.
LATEST NEWS:   Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized.
LATEST NEWS:   Amedisys to pay $150 million for over billing Medicare - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Home healthcare company Amedisys Inc will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false billings to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Could shared sex toys transmit HPV? - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with the potentially cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, may be putting their partners at risk if they share sex toys during intimate relations, a new study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Spectrum Pharma to seek cancer drug approval in third quarter - (Reuters) - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to seek U.S. marketing approval for its blood cancer drug in the third quarter, after the treatment was shown to be safe and effective in a key mid-stage trial.
LATEST NEWS:   Decision-making input linked to more satisfied cancer patients - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regardless of whether cancer patients sought to be involved in decisions about their treatment, those who were ended up more satisfied with their care, according to a recent study.
LATEST NEWS:   Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca - ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
LATEST NEWS:   California bill to curb medical marijuana passes key hurdle - SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A measure to regulate California's chaotic medical marijuana industry passed a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday, in a move that could lay the groundwork to tax and control recreational use of the drug if it ultimately becomes legal.
LATEST NEWS:   Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion - (Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies.