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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare investors have found success this year buying stocks of companies whose products improve eyesight, treat pets and fix crooked teeth, all viewed as unlikely to fall victim to political and regulatory issues pressuring a wide swath of the sector. FILE PHOTO: The inside of a Walgreens-operated pharmacy is seen […]

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai’s new Nasdaq-style Sci-tech Innovation Board has so far drawn applications from 120 companies. The board is aimed at promoting growth in industries such as chip-making, artificial intelligence, precision equipment and other high-end manufacturing, as well as biotech, new materials and green technology. – Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc China (AMEC) Founded by […]

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Pitango Venture Capital said on Thursday it was launching a fund that will reach $150 million to invest in health technology. The new HealthTech Fund will operate alongside Pitango’s Early Stage Tech and Growth funds, it said. In its first investment, the fund will invest $7 million in Variantyx, which has […]

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis has released data showing sharply improved overall survival rates for its breast cancer drug Kisqali, which the Swiss drugmaker hopes will help it chip away at the dominance of Pfizer’s blockbuster Ibrance. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Jan. 25, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co […]

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A woman in England said she’ll never have her nails done again after a trip to the salon allegedly nearly cost her a finger. Brittany Guyatt, of Swindon, said that she had treated herself with a trip to a nail salon that she was familiar with late in her pregnancy to make herself “feel a […]

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Export of Swiss goods to Russia surged over 10 percent last year, reaching nearly 80 percent of the pre-crisis levels, according to Tobias Privitelli, the deputy head of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Russia. The deputy ambassador added that Switzerland has been exporting vast volumes of pharmaceutical products, equipment and electronics. Mutual trade between the […]

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Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive. Taking steroids to get a buff physique or anti-baldness pills to keep a full head of hair can damage fertility. It has been named the Mossman-Pacey paradox after the scientists who first described […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has pledged to stem a flood of the synthetic opioid fentanyl onto America’s streets, where it kills thousands of people a month, but U.S. security experts are skeptical about whether Beijing is willing, or even able, to follow through. FILE PHOTO: Packets of fentanyl mostly in powder form and methamphetamine, which […]

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(Reuters Health) – Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be one strategy for curbing deaths by suicide. Although a small proportion of the population works for minimum wage, people living in low-income households have a higher risk of suicide than […]

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