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Abbott to close Puerto Rico manufacturing plant

Abbott Laboratories is closing one of its manufacturing plants in the Puerto Rico town of Barceloneta next year, delivering another blow to the U.S. territory's once-thriving pharmaceutical sector, officials said Thursday.

Jan 30, 2014
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Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic (Update)

President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Health law's Spanish sign-up tools delayed

You can add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of an online enrollment tool in Spanish.

Nov 27, 2013
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Chinese doctor builds new nose on man's forehead

A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man's rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.

Sep 28, 2013
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US to revise cigarette warning labels (Update)

The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.

Mar 19, 2013
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Judge blocks plan for graphic cigarette warnings

(HealthDay) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked implementation of an FDA mandate that would have forced tobacco companies to place graphic anti-smoking images on packages of cigarettes.

Mar 01, 2012
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