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Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications a…

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up…

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Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becomi…

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FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an al…

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Wyoming man hospitalized after breathing ammonia

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a …

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Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease ha…

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl…

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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violenc…

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Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

ROME (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a…

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons.

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Wyoming man hospitalized after breathing ammonia

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a …

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Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease ha…

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl…

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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violenc…

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Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

ROME (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a…

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in affected West African countries on hold, indefinitely.

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Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.

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Mass. town ends bid to ban tobacco sales

Mass. town ends bid to ban tobacco sales

WESTMINSTER, Mass. — A proposal that would have made this town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.

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One’s occupation helps determine brainpower into old age, study says

Once again, there’s proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends — this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. And on…

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Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts

Evidence is mounting that too many women with early-stage breast cancer are opting for mastectomies instead of having breast-conserving surger…

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EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment p…

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Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing…

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Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles…

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CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen, a U.S. health official said …

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CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

NEW YORK — The government’s worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won’t happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday.

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Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the …

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Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug might have "a lifetime effect," doctor says.

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Govt wants more clinical trial results made public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors and patients may soon find it easier to learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not, as the government prop…

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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.

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NTSB recommends better sleep disorder screening

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer's sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several r…

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Amid Ebola cases, Mali braces borders and beyond

Amid Ebola cases, Mali braces borders and beyond

KOUREMALE, Mali (AP) — On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical worke…

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Crews try to ID substance in California fire

Crews try to ID substance in California fire

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after…

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Military scaling back treatment units in Liberia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is scaling back the size and number of Ebola treatment facilities it is building…

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WHO chief promises transparency in Ebola review

ROME (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization refused Wednesday to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency's performance in contain…

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Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt (AP) — Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still p…

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Intimate kiss can transfer 80 million bacteria

Scientists have demonstrated that boys (well, men) really do have cooties (a simplified term for bacteria) that can spread to girls (OK, women…

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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. of…

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Report: Sub-standard medicine floods Afghan market

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Half of all medicine available on the Afghan market has either been smuggled into the country or made under sub-stan…

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AP PHOTOS: Survivors of female genital mutilation

AP PHOTOS: Survivors of female genital mutilation

SIDFA, Egypt (AP) — In this ancient village in southern Egypt on the banks of the Nile, some women are now speaking out about a long-standing …

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Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola

Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to tr…

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Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to tr…

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Minnesota health care workers to join Ebola fight

Minnesota health care workers to join Ebola fight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a nurse, Doris Parker says she is used to being exposed to AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, so she's no…

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Hospitals improvise Ebola defenses, at a cost

Hospitals improvise Ebola defenses, at a cost

NEW YORK (AP) — What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital?

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Poll: Hispanics more positive on long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics are more likely to consider caring for an elderly relative or friend to be a positive experience, and less likely …

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Right-to-die advocate's mom blasts Vatican remarks

Right-to-die advocate's mom blasts Vatican remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life earl…

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UN agency encourages family planning in Nigeria

LONDON (AP) — The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund is encouraging family planning in Nigeria to manage the country's p…

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Recovered Ebola patient isolated at India airport

NEW DELHI (AP) — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after trac…

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Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender!

Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender!

LIMA, Peru — Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer.

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Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that West Africa is "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola despite s…

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7th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A top health official says a seventh doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola.

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Study ties dental drugs, heart infection risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections i…

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Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announ…

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Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line

Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Returning last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after a break, volunteer doctor Juli Switala was shocked to se…

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Liberian couples marry, a sign of less Ebola fear

Liberian couples marry, a sign of less Ebola fear

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Robert Kollie and his fiancee postponed their October wedding as Ebola ravaged Liberia's capital. The government had …

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South African doctor on front line of Ebola fight

South African doctor on front line of Ebola fight

JOHANNESBURG — Returning last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after a break, volunteer doctor Juli Switala was shocked to see the…

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EU: many more health workers needed for Ebola

EU: many more health workers needed for Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands more physicians, especially epidemiologists, and other health professionals are needed to halt and eradicate Ebola, …

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UK bird flu strain same as the Dutch one

UK bird flu strain same as the Dutch one

LONDON (AP) — British officials say a strain of bird flu found in England matches the strain found recently in the Netherlands.

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