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FDA pushes to remove pregnancy drug, company pushes back

WASHINGTON — The maker of the only U.S. drug intended to prevent premature births is making a last-ditch effort this…

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Bezos family donates $710M to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

The Bezos Family Foundation announced a $710 million gift to the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the largest gift the…

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Babies in Tigray dying at 4 times pre-war levels, study says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Babies in Ethiopia‘s embattled Tigray region are dying in their first month of life at four times…

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Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment…

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Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

NEW YORK — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades,…

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Study: Too few kids with sickle cell get stroke screen, care

NEW YORK — Too few U.S. kids with sickle cell anemia get a needed screening for stroke, according to a…

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In a nod to JFK, Biden pushing ‘moonshot’ to fight cancer

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to channel John F. Kennedy on the 60th anniversary of the former president’s…

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US may expand monkeypox vaccine eligibility to men with HIV

NEW YORK — U.S. officials are considering broadening recommendations for who gets vaccinated against monkeypox, possibly to include many men…

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Canadian donates $172 million to Australian medical research

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian businessman Geoff Cumming on Wednesday promised 250 million Australian dollars ($172 million) over 20 years to…

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Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults

WASHINGTON — Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults, while still reducing the risk…

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