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Pfizer, Allergan Merge in Biggest Drug Deal Ever

Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. The transaction is valued at $363.63 per Allergan share. Allergan shareholders will receive 11.3 shares of... »

Will Nation's Top Health Insurer Kill Obamacare?

Thursday's news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from the health insurance exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation divided experts into two camps. »

Sight, Sound Trigger Memories in Dementia Patients

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities increasingly use sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory and provide a touch of the familiar for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms... »


Supermarket Donates Hundreds of Turkeys to Philabundance

The Philabundance Food bank in South Philadelphia received 7,000 pounds of turkeys from ShopRite just in time for the holiday season. »

UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare

Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company... »

Award Continues Research on Heroin Vaccine

Recovering addicts may have a new tool helping them stay on track as a heroin vaccine enters a preclinical phase. The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded researchers... »

CHOP Opens Breast Milk Bank

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can now more easily provide hospitalized infants with human milk. »

Genetically Modified Salmon OK'd for Human Consumption in U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal allowed for human consumption in the United States. The Obama administration had stalled... »


Flyers Team Up to Cook for Familes at Ronald McDonald House

Philadelphia Flyers captian Claude Giroux and several other members of the orange and black visited Philadelphia's Ronald McDonald House Wednesday to cook and serve a holiday dinner for the families staying... »