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McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal10/18/2018 1:07:22 AM Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment."Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee10/17/2018 11:17:26 PM The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.IUD risk for new mothers depends on timing10/17/2018 9:23:19 PM - New mothers who want intrauterine devices (IUDs) for long-acting contraception after giving birth should know the risk of the implant being expelled is tied to how soon after delivery it is inserted, researchers say.Daily time with controlled blood sugar tied to risk of diabetic eye disease10/17/2018 9:17:31 PM - For people with diabetes, the chance of developing eye damage that can lead to blindness may depend on how many hours per day they can keep their blood sugar levels under control, a Chinese study suggests.HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections10/17/2018 7:26:13 PM - An HIV-prevention drug pill, dubbed PrEP, dramatically reduced new infections in a large group of high risk gay men, Australian researchers report.Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva10/17/2018 6:52:43 PM Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. prescription benefits managers, will cover new migraine drugs from Eli Lilly and Amgen Inc, but exclude a rival medication from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd after price negotiations with all three manufacturers.Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva10/17/2018 5:38:55 PM Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. prescription benefits managers, will cover new migraine drugs from Eli Lilly and Amgen Inc, but exclude a rival medication from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd after price negotiations with all three manufacturers.Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints10/17/2018 5:31:31 PM A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients.Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens10/17/2018 5:00:52 PM - Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, a U.S. study suggests.U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition10/17/2018 3:12:32 PM The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs, across 22 states.U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam10/17/2018 2:45:00 PM U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.China urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic10/17/2018 10:18:57 AM China's vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another province reported a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever.China reports new African swine fever outbreak in city in Shanxi province10/17/2018 9:59:02 AM China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in Datong city in Shanxi province, the agriculture ministry said on WednesdayChina bans pigs and pork products imports from Moldova10/17/2018 8:59:47 AM China has banned imports of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese customs said on Wednesday.China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Liaoning province10/17/2018 6:47:39 AM China reported another new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Panjin in Liaoning province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.Zika in Africa: Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola10/17/2018 5:44:29 AM Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.Why it's so hard to diagnose Zika10/17/2018 5:44:29 AM When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few in the U.S. had heard of.Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair10/17/2018 5:35:59 AM Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children.Most older adults would willingly take fewer medicines10/16/2018 10:29:54 PM - Most elderly patients taking multiple prescription medications would be willing to reduce their daily pill regimen to minimize their risk of side effects like falls or dangerous drug interactions, a U.S. study suggests.Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults10/16/2018 10:29:07 PM - While age-related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the risk of problems like impaired memory or executive function.