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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.  More »

Valeant CEO 'disappointed' in Allergan poison pill: CNBC

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which made a $47 billion unsolicited offer for competitor Allergan Inc on Tuesday, said during an interview on CNBC that he was "disappointed" with Allergan's so-called poison pill. Allergan on Tuesday night said its board of directors had adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan to give it more time to consider takeover proposals. The Valeant offer was made with Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund, which built up a stake in the company. ...  More »

Wall Street slips after six-day S&P run; biotechs drop

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday after a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector. AT&T Inc fell 3.6 percent to $35 a day after the Dow component reported adjusted earnings that beat expectations by a penny, though that was offset by weak service revenue growth. Verizon Communications shed 1.2 percent to $47.36 while the S&P telecom sector index <.SPLRCL> dropped 2.1 percent, easily making it the session's worst-performing sector so far. Biotech shares tumbled, pulling the Nasdaq lower.  More »

Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patients

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A commercial diet plan that includes prepackaged foods, menu plans and access to counselors was better at helping people with type 2 diabetes shed pounds than a typical diet, according to a new stud...  More »

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.  More »

Valeant CEO 'disappointed' in Allergan poison pill: CNBC

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which made a $47 billion unsolicited offer for competitor Allergan Inc on Tuesday, said during an interview on CNBC that he was "disappointed" with Allergan's so-cal...  More »

Wall Street slips after six-day S&P run; biotechs drop

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday after a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector. AT&T Inc fell 3.6 percent to $35 a day after...  More »

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Two decades after scientists discovered that aspirin might reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study finds that it has that benefit almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme. "If you have...  More »

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.  More »

Amedisys to pay $150 million for over billing Medicare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Home healthcare company Amedisys Inc will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false billings to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Louisiana-based Amedisys between 2008 and 2010 im...  More »

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