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Nature's lubricant makes your body a well-oiled machine

The old adage goes that the human body is a machine. And in many ways that isn't far from the truth. Like any machine, the human body is made up of many individual parts moving together in a highly coordinated fashion. Parts ...

Jun 25, 2015
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Do big food companies control nutrition research?

Corporations cozying up to researchers create massive conflicts of interest. It's an old story when the villain is a pharmaceutical company. But food companies need to make money too, and what better way than funding and ...

Jun 23, 2015
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Cigna rejects Anthem's latest merger deal

Cigna said Sunday it had rejected a multibillion-dollar buyout deal from rival health care giant Anthem, saying it was "deeply disappointed" in the group's actions.

Jun 22, 2015
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Taking control of cancer—from your mobile phone

As cancer patients and their loved ones know, cancer is not a game. But games played on mobile phones could soon empower those affected by cancer, in a revolutionary new project developed by ecancer and collaborators.

Jun 19, 2015
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House votes to kill health care law's medical device tax

The House defied a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to abolish a tax on medical device makers as a group of Democrats uncharacteristically joined Republicans in moving to kill part of President Barack Obama's health ...

Jun 18, 2015
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