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AstraZeneca’s lung cancer drug obtains China’s approval

AstraZeneca’s lung cancer drug obtains China’s approval

Pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca Plc’s lung cancer pill Tagrisso has finally obtained Chinese authorities’ approval.

Tagrisso has been developed to help cancer patients with certain deadly genetic mutations that are quite common in China, the world’s most populous country. It is the first cancer drug approved by the China Food & Drug Administration’s precedence review pathway.

U.S. white working class bucks global trend of improved mortality rates

U.S. white working class bucks global trend of improved mortality rates

The United States’ white working class has bucked the global trend of improved mortality rates in past few years as factors like increasing incidents of suicide and addiction to opioids claimed more lives.

Trump trying to reach health care deal

Trump trying to reach health care deal

President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders are trying their best to win over House conservatives for their ObamaCare replacement bill ahead of a crucial vote on Thursday.

At press time on Wednesday, it appeared that the Republicans lacked the votes required to replace ObamaCare, but late-breaking developments indicate that a deal could be possible.

Study finds sharp increase in colorectal cancer among young American adults

Study finds sharp increase in colorectal cancer among young American adults

A new study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) revealed an alarming increase in colorectal cancer among young adults in the United States.

The researchers found an unprecedented rise in the number of colon as well as rectal cancers among young American adults, rates of the deadly diseases among older Americans declined.

Deadly drug-resistant fungal infection ‘Candida auris’ spreading fast

Deadly drug-resistant fungal infection ‘Candida auris’ spreading fast

The deadly drug-resistant fungal infection "Candida auris" has been spreading in the United States and the world as a whole. Since June last year, nearly three dozen Americans have been diagnosed with this infection.

Two people fall critically ill after consuming toxic tea in San Francisco

Two people fall critically ill after consuming toxic tea in San Francisco

The San Francisco Department of Public Health confirmed on Friday that two people were hospitalized after they fell critically ill within an hour of sipping a toxic herbal tea.

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