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AbbVie's beat fueled by demand for Humira, Hep C drugs4/26/2018 4:28:20 PM - AbbVie Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, on higher sales of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira and its Hepatitis C drugs, leading the company to raise its full-year earnings forecast.EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases4/26/2018 1:08:16 PM - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.Air pollution linked to fertility treatment failure4/26/2018 8:20:10 PM - Women exposed to high levels of air pollution may have less success getting pregnant with fertility treatments or staying pregnant, compared to women breathing cleaner air, a South Korean study suggests.Friends and family may help counter diabetes stress4/26/2018 6:41:18 PM - People with diabetes may have healthier blood sugar levels when they get lots of encouragement from family and friends to help them overcome the stress of managing their disease, a U.S. study suggests.Teens who get more sleep may curb screen time4/26/2018 9:36:59 PM - When teens get extra sleep on school nights, they might cut back mostly on sedentary activities like screen time without making major changes to their exercise habits, a small experiment suggests.Vertex Pharma profit tops estimates on strong launch of new CF drug4/26/2018 10:38:18 PM - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc topped analysts' forecasts for quarterly profit on Thursday, led by stronger-than expected sales of its latest cystic fibrosis drug as well as double-digit growth in sales of older treatments.German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food4/26/2018 2:48:44 PMHAMBURG - Germany's food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country’s new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday.Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict4/26/2018 1:14:44 PM - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices.Novartis' digital drive continues with eye-disease app4/25/2018 6:36:17 AMZURICH - Novartis's foray into digital technology intensified on Wednesday as the Swiss drugmaker launched a mobile-phone based app to help collect data from people participating in eye disease studies.Mom's depression tied to kids' emotional, intellectual development4/25/2018 6:39:26 PM - A mother’s depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study.