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Mars Rover Find Suggests Conditions Hospitable to Life

Opportunity, the resilient Mars rover that has been exploring the planet for seven years now, recently arrived at the massive Endeavour crater and discovered rocks that hint at an ancient water source and a once warmer plant.

Psoriasis Drugs Show No Link to Increased Heart Risks

U.S. researchers say a new, highly effective class of psoriasis drugs showed no link to heart problems after a study, published Tuesday, found that the effectiveness of drugs did not necessarily identify rare safety problems.

Celiac Disease on Rise in US: Study

According to a recent study, Celiac disease is on the rise in the United States. Celiac disease is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten, a grain protein.

Pfizer believers await more reassurance

Pfizer Inc is expected to report lower quarterly earnings on Tuesday, hurt by competition from generic copies of its Lipitor cholesterol fighter, but investors will focus mainly what the company plans to do after Lipitor faces U.S. generics in November.

Merck to slash jobs in cost-savings drive

Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) plans to cut another 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by late 2015 to wring out additional annual cost savings of up to $1.5 billion that can be plowed back into research and deal making.

Tylenol Maker Lowers Dosage of Painkiller Drug

McNeil Consumer Healthcare said on Thursday it plans to lower the maximum recommended dosage on regular Tylenol and other acetaminophen-containing products beginning next year, but the company will recommend six pills a day, or 3,000 milligrams, rather than eight pills, or 4,000 mg, on Extra-Strength Tylenol product packages immediately.

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FDA Warning: Mexican Papayas Recalled, Linked to Salmonella Poisoning

U.S. health regulators on Monday warned people not to eat Mexican-grown papayas from Texas distributor Agromod Produce Inc., as they investigate a possible link to a salmonella outbreak in 23 states. So far, the outbreak of Salmonella Agona has resulted in 97 reported cases of illness, ten of which involved individuals being hospitalized, across the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
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Gonorrhea Superbug: U.S. Safe -- For Now

Health officials say gonorrhea is showing resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it, causing concerns over a gonorrhea superbug outbreak. The resistant gonorrhea strain has not be found in the United states, but CDC officials say there are signs it could happen.
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Tylenol Recall: Factsheet

Johnson & Johnson has recalled a massive amount of the painkiller Tylenol. Here is a factsheet on all you need to know about the drug, its recall and the company:
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