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Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living do…

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists study…

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Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U…

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US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-…

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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to l…

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Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we us…

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Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing throu…

November 26, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could …

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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.

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Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months lat…

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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing c…

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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to l…

November 26, 2014 3:03 pmLoading…

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we us…

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Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing throu…

November 26, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could …

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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.

November 26, 2014 2:16 pmLoading…

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months lat…

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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing c…

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Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nurs…

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Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. milita…

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5th person pleads guilty in drug warehouse heist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A fifth person has pleaded guilty to participating in a 2010 Connecticut warehouse heist that prosecutors say involved…

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Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheime…

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Greece: HIV infections ease after spike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the fin…

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Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission i…

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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the superma…

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HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

CDC study: As of 2011, two-thirds of those diagnosed were forgoing treatment.

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Ethiopia hopes to set world record for HIV tests

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.

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Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly …

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President …

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Facing health-law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Obama…

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

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School lunches packed at home get failing grade in new report

School lunches packed at home get failing grade in new report

What could be more wholesome for elementary and middle-school students than a lunch packed at home? A lunch purchased from the school cafeteria.

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Italy's Ebola patient gets experimental treatment

Italy's Ebola patient gets experimental treatment

ROME (AP) — An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has arrived back in Italy and is being treated with the same …

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VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the hea…

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Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

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

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Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez's one-hour lecture is called "Early Origins of Asthma and COPD."

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TMC opening wellness center at La Encantada

TMC opening wellness center at La Encantada

Anticipated programming includes fitness classes and a lecture series.

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Oregon food label measure headed for recount

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified …

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience …

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What's covered in new menu labeling rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration plans new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell p…

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Mali confirms eighth Ebola case

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease…

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FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that ca…

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Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again.

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Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

DENVER (AP) — That's not mistletoe.

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Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment

MILAN (AP) — An Italian doctor who has been working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome f…

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Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president

Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having z…

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US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under con…

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Undescended testes; autism and pesticides

Undescended testes; autism and pesticides

Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz answer readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A.

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Why we're in favor of labeling GMOs

Why we're in favor of labeling GMOs

You deserve to know everything about the food you feed your family.

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Egg freezing's popularity is booming, but it offers no guarantees

Egg freezing's popularity is booming, but it offers no guarantees

ROCKVILLE, Md. — After the abrupt end of her marriage, Tiffany Angelo gave herself a few months to grieve. Then she moved on. Not to the next …

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US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under con…

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Health care M&A leads global deal surge

Health care M&A leads global deal surge

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

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Utah midwife ordered to face trial in baby's death

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A Cedar City midwife has been ordered to stand trial on a felony manslaughter charge in the 2012 death of a premature baby.

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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern abou…

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Pope meets with autistic children

Pope meets with autistic children

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an a…

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UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what t…

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial di…

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in…

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made o…

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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found …

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