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LATEST NEWS:   FDA approves Merck's lung cancer drug as first-line treatment - (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its immunotherapy Keytruda for use in certain previously untreated lung cancer patients, making it the only approved first-line treatment.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. government says benchmark 2017 premiums up 25 percent - (Reuters) - The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year.
LATEST NEWS:   Virginia health board lifts contested rules on abortion clinics - (Reuters) - Virginia's Board of Health voted on Monday to remove contested regulations on abortion clinics that included meeting hospital-like building standards, a spokeswoman said.
LATEST NEWS:   Young football players' brains change after one season - (Reuters Health) - Children's brains undergo noticeable changes after just one season of football, even if they were never diagnosed with a concussion, according to a new imaging study.
LATEST NEWS:   U.N. wants $200 million to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.
LATEST NEWS:   Water soak fine for labor but not birth, doctors advise - (Reuters Health) - Water deliveries have no proven benefits for mothers and may lead to serious health problems for babies, U.S. doctors advise.
LATEST NEWS:   Burden of cancer deaths from smoking heaviest in U.S. south - (Reuters Health) - Of all cancer deaths in the U.S., the share that’s related to smoking varies considerably by region, with southern states bearing the heaviest burden, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   Hired experts back claims St. Jude heart devices can be hacked - (Reuters) - Short-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal filing on Monday that outside experts it hired validated its claims that St. Jude Medical Inc cardiac implants are vulnerable to potentially life-threatening cyber attacks.
LATEST NEWS:   Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes - (Reuters) - Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same.
LATEST NEWS:   Texas hospital reaches settlement with nurse infected with Ebola - AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the United States has reached a settlement with the Dallas hospital where she was in a team caring for the man, a statement on Monday said.