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LATEST NEWS:   Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.
LATEST NEWS:   Most U.S. teens have sex by 18, but pregnancies down: CDC study - (Reuters) - More than half of American teens have had sex by age 18, but teenage pregnancy and birth rates extended their 2-1/2-decade decline because of increased contraceptive use, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Patients may buy idea of injectable meds with a little manipulation - (Reuters Health) - Patients who may be reluctant to start using an injectable medication warm to the idea when they are first offered a once-daily shot, then presented with the alternative of a once-monthly shot, a small study finds.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. health sector hits record high on Senate bill, biotech rally - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare stocks posted sharp gains on Thursday, with hospitals and insurers climbing after Senate Republicans released a draft bill to replace Obamacare, while a recent surge in biotechnology shares showed no signs of slowing.
LATEST NEWS:   Senate Republicans release Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders on Thursday unveiled a draft of legislation to replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs.
LATEST NEWS:   FDA approves more convenient form of Roche blood cancer drug - (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a new formulation of Roche's big-selling cancer drug Rituxan for three common types of blood cancers that allows for relatively quick administration via injection under the skin in place of a lengthy intravenous infusion, the company said.
LATEST NEWS:   Mylan shareholders vote against executive pay, re-elect board - AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Mylan NV shareholders voted against the generic drugmaker's executive pay policy but re-elected the board at its annual meeting on Thursday despite a shareholder campaign in the wake of a scandal over high prices for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment.
LATEST NEWS:   Humana out of individual market, with or without Obamacare repeal - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Humana Inc will not return to the individual insurance market after it exits the Obamacare exchanges this year, a market that Republicans are trying to repeal and replace through new legislation, Humana's top executive said on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Danone looks to ride healthy food revolution wave - PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone, wants the world's biggest yogurt maker to play a central role in the revolution sweeping the global food industry as it tries to respond to a consumer shift towards healthy eating.
LATEST NEWS:   U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe' - GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.