Tuesday, 16/7/2019 | 6:16 UTC+0
  • Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $ 750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping “Medicare for All” government-run system. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at

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  • U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles last week

    (Reuters) – The United States recorded 14 new measles cases in the week ended July 11, taking the total number of cases to 1,123 this year, as the country faces its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had

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  • 20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

    LONDON (Reuters) – More than one in 10 children – or 20 million worldwide – missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children’s fund said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Ugandan health worker prepares to administer the ebola vaccine to

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  • GSK drug helps ovarian cancer patients live longer in late-stage study

    (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s cancer treatment Zejula met the main goal of helping patients with ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening in a late-stage study, the company said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Loriene Perera/File Photo The

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  • Democrat Booker unveils plan for Americans to age at home

    U.S. Senator Cory Booker is seen during a visit to a migrant assistance center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker was set to unveil a plan on Monday to greatly increase funding for elderly Americans needing long-term health care, and also to

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