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LATEST NEWS:   Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel - CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States.
LATEST NEWS:   Paraguay reports first cases of microcephaly linked to Zika - ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has recorded its first two cases of babies born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, health authorities in the South American country said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Alere faces criminal probe over Medicare, Medicaid Billing: WSJ - (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's criminal-fraud section sent diagnostic-testing company Alere Inc a subpoena last month seeking patient-billing records, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
LATEST NEWS:   Smoking raises brain-lining hemorrhage risk more for women - (Reuters Health) - Smokers, especially female smokers, have a higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding inside the lining of the brain – compared with nonsmokers, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   Incoming Lilly CEO says dealmaking will be a focus - (Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co will likely step up the pace of making deals with other drugmakers while aggressively developing new drugs on its own, the company's newly appointed chief executive said on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   Anthem to fight for Cigna deal, sees Obamacare losses - (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc on Wednesday vowed to fight U.S. government efforts to block its planned acquisition of Cigna Corp and said it expects to lose money this year on its business selling individual health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
LATEST NEWS:   Scientists find potential new antibiotic, right under their noses - LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Germany have discovered a bacteria hiding out in peoples' noses that produces an antibiotic compound that can kill several dangerous pathogens, including the superbug MRSA.
LATEST NEWS:   Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough - (Reuters) - The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say.
LATEST NEWS:   IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika - (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus.
LATEST NEWS:   GSK outlook brightens as Brexit brings currency windfall - LONDON (Reuters) - Demand for new medicines helped GlaxoSmithKline grow earnings in the second quarter and the drugmaker is set for big gains in the rest of 2016 thanks to a weak pound, after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.