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State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared to states that did not broaden eligibility for their plans, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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When a surgeon-in-training takes part in an operation, the patient’s risk of serious complications appears to be no greater than normal, a U.S. study finds.

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After two African villages started using mosquito nets to fight malaria, the local mosquitoes seemed to change their biting habits to avoid the barriers, according to a French study.

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States with a heavier dose of firearm laws tend to have the lowest rates of gun deaths, according to a new study by researchers who argue their findings show “there is a role” in America for more rigid gun-control legislation.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s $ 1 trillion plan to expand Medicaid would raise state costs by only 3 percent and extend health coverage to more than 21 million low-income people as part of the new healthcare reform law, a study said on Monday.

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche’s cancer drug Avastin failed to make a statistically significant difference to survival rates of patients with a common form of brain cancer in a late-stage study, the company said on Saturday.

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(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc on Saturday reported a 100 percent cure rate using a combination of drugs in a small number of patients with the most common and hardest to treat form of hepatitis C.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fewer than five percent of patients prescribed narcotics to treat chronic pain become addicted to the drugs, according to a new analysis of past research.

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(Reuters) – Sambazon, a California-based maker of fruit juices and protein drinks, said it contests a report in the December issue of Consumer Reports magazine stating that Sambazon’s energy drink had more caffeine than printed on its label.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Though assisted-reproduction techniques (ART) are known to come with a higher risk for birth defects, a new review of defect rates in Western Australia shows major birth defects becoming less common over the course of a decade among babies born through ART.

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