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Today's Health Headlines
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronically ill kids who “graduate” from their pediatrician to an “adult" doctor often feel dissatisfied with the transition, says a new study.

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital have gone on strike over unpaid wages, complicating the fight against the world's worst Ebola epidemic that the U.S. disease prevention chief said was spiraling out of control.

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said a drug under development had positive results in reducing the frequency of clinical asthma exacerbations in two advanced trials in patients with moderate to severe asthma.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Lundbeck said on Tuesday its drug used to treat disorders caused by an underlying neurological disease had been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the capsules are available to the country's market through specialty pharmacies.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has stopped research and development activities in inflammatory disorders to concentrate on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, its biggest business.

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has lifted a ban on the use of animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef, opening the door to imports containing the growth enhancer as well as domestic sales of the product.

ROME (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

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