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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donations

(HealthDay)—The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns.

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Over half of UK female surgeons have experience of workplace discrimination, poll suggests

More than half of female surgeons in the UK have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, suggest the results of a confidential online poll, published in the online journal BMJ Open.

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Eli Lilly to acquire Loxo Oncology for $8 billion

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced Monday it will acquire Loxo Oncology for around $8 billion, the latest big transaction aimed at developing and monetizing new treatments for cancer.

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Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation ...

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What does 'dead' mean?

Should death be defined in strictly biological terms—as the body's failure to maintain integrated functioning of respiration, blood circulation, and neurological activity? Should death be declared on the basis of severe ...

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Home oxygen users experience problems related to equipment

(HealthDay)—Home oxygen users often experience problems related to their oxygen equipment that may impact their quality of life, according to a report published in the December issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic ...

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No female mice? Scientists may still approve NIH grant

The good news: An increasing number of scientists are including female animals in their experimental designs and analyses for preclinical studies, as required by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in January 2016, reports ...

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GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm

British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline announced two multi-billion-dollar deals Monday—the sale of its Asian health drinks unit to Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever and the purchase of US cancer specialist Tesaro.

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Paris hospital halts stool study after donor deluge

A Paris hospital which made a public appeal for stool samples for a study on intestinal diseases said Friday it had suspended the project after being inundated by donors hoping for an easy 50 euros.