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Merck beats 1Q profit views with tight cost controls

Merck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower sales of its medicines outside the U.S.

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Medicine's clever dummies are still needed

Known initially as machines or contrivances, and later as manikins, phantoms, robots or dummies, ingenious models of human anatomy have been used for 'hands-on' medical teaching for hundreds of years.

May 04, 2016
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Brain-dead woman gives birth in Poland

A brain-dead Polish woman was kept alive for 55 days so that she could give birth, a hospital official said Tuesday, adding that the premature baby showed no signs of serious complications.

Apr 19, 2016
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Valeant names new chief executive

Embattled Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant named as its new chief executive and chairman on Monday Joseph Papa, who has left his post leading Perrigo, a maker of over-the-counter medical products.

Apr 25, 2016
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The science of hugs and why they (mostly) feel so good

"Hugging it out" is often touted as a good way to solve a problem. Now a group of Europeans have decided that that'sall Britons need to convince them to stay in the EU. Their #hugabrit campaign, in which people send in pictures ...

Apr 12, 2016
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