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‘Alarming’ superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

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Mexico confirms first case of microcephaly from Zika

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has confirmed the first case of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, the health ministry said on Friday.

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U.S. proposes 0.25 percent hike in Medicare Advantage payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed an increase of 0.25 percent on average in payments to health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage insurance, which provides health benefits to more than 18 million elderly or disabled people.

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Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday

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Trump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits.

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Trump health pick defends stocks, says Americans won’t lose insurance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defended his stock holdings and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday, saying Americans would not suddenly lose health insurance.

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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.

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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.

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U.S. Republican senator introduces Obamacare repeal resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution allowing for the repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program, which provides coverage to millions of Americans, Enzi's office said in a statement.

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Philippines’ Duterte says he suffers from back pains, migraine

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suffers from back pains and migraine headaches, he has said in comments about his health, but a spokesman was quick to dismiss the ailments as not being serious.

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