There's still five days left before the real reason for the season arrives. But it's a certainty that the celebrations, parties and all-night revelries have been coming along left and right...
US health regulators on Friday approved AbbVie's all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, and the company said the drug would cost US$83,319 (S$109,673)for a typical 12-week plan. -Reuters
Under the Termination of Pregnancy Act, abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks of pregnancy without restriction as to reason. -ST
Some hospitals here are making sure their inpatients feel the Christmas spirit. -MYB, ST
When Ms Pauline Tan first joined health care 36 years ago, she was just an enrolled nurse - the lowest tier in the profession. -ST
Countries where the trials are planned - Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal - should receive and review the additional information by the end of January. -Reuters
A prototype drug called FX06, designed to stop haemorrhage, was given to the patient after the doctors got special authorisation from their hospital's ethics committee. -AFP
Deaths from chronic kidney disease and pancreatic cancer tripled between 1990 and last year. -ST
Scientists around the world are racing to develop Ebola vaccines after the world's worst outbreak of the virus. -Reuters
The case has highlighted the stigma attached to the disease in China, where many sufferers face widespread discrimination. -AFP

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