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Wall St. little changed at open after two-day run

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in

European regulators recommend approval of Orexigen’s obesity pill

(Reuters) – European regulators recommended the approval of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc’s diet pill, which could become the first prescription medicine for obesity to be approved in the European Union in

Novo Nordisk gets positive opinion on Tresiba for children in Europe

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Drug maker Novo Nordisk said the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion on the use of its diabetes drug

Europe recommends approval for first stem-cell therapy

LONDON (Reuters) – European regulators have recommended approval of the first medicine containing stem cells to treat a rare condition caused by burns to the eye. The European Medicines Agency

Philippine health minister resigns over vaccine purchase

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has accepted the resignation of his health minister over the purchase of pneumonia vaccines in 2012 which government investigators later questioned, a spokesman

You'd do better flipping a coin than listening to Dr. Oz

… which is basically how Dr. Oz justified his emphasis on completely ineffectual dietary supplements he portrays as weight loss “miracles” on his show.
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Exercise classes resume Jan. 5

Waldo County General Hospital's Journey to Health exercise classes will start up again Monday, Jan.5. The free beginner-level classes will be offered …
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Wall St. little changed at open after two-day run

Man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years.

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Tricky season for those with eating disorders

… to head off eating disorders before they start, such as promoting a nutritional focus on healthy eating rather than calorie-counting and weight control; …
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European regulators recommend approval of Orexigen’s obesity pill

(Reuters) – European regulators recommended the approval of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc’s diet pill, which could become the first prescription medicine for obesity to be approved in the European Union in nearly a decade. The drug, sold as Contrave by partner Takeda Pharmaceutical Co in the United States, will be marketed as Mysimba in Europe. The European Commission is expected to give its decision on the drug in early 2015, Orexigen said. The treatment, which won U.S. …
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Novo Nordisk gets positive opinion on Tresiba for children in Europe

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Drug maker Novo Nordisk said the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion on the use of its diabetes drug Tresiba for the treatment of children and adolescents. An European Commission approval of the label expansion means physicians in the European Union will be able to prescribe Tresiba to children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Denmark’s Novo Nordisk said in a statement on Friday. …
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