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US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a fi…

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Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.

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Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as…

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Viagra ads target women for 1st time

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercia…

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Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug com…

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UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid …

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Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit saying she was discriminated against when she beca…

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Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say…

September 29, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water.

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Placenta patch could cut deaths in cardiac patients

Placenta patch could cut deaths in cardiac patients

Hoping to reduce post-surgical deaths in cardiac patients, a University of Arizona surgeon is testing the healing powers of heart patches made…

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Beating the cancer/obesity connection; diabetes complications

Beating the cancer/obesity connection; diabetes complications

Dr. Mehmet Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A. 

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Placenta patch could cut deaths in cardiac patients

Placenta patch could cut deaths in cardiac patients

Hoping to reduce post-surgical deaths in cardiac patients, a University of Arizona surgeon is testing the healing powers of heart patches made…

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Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug com…

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UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid …

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Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit saying she was discriminated against when she beca…

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Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say…

September 29, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water.

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Beating the cancer/obesity connection; diabetes complications

Beating the cancer/obesity connection; diabetes complications

Dr. Mehmet Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A. 

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Fight back against toxic algae blooms

Fight back against toxic algae blooms

Toxic algae blooms are everywhere; here are 4 ways to combat them.

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Australia won't send Ebola doctors to West Africa

Australia won't send Ebola doctors to West Africa

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logi…

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Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

CHICAGO — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy t…

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Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and e…

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US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital a…

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E-Cigarette Makers Confound

E-Cigarette Makers Confound

Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age.

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Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time…

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5 babies test positive for TB in Texas exposure

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery e…

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NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volun…

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Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.

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Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water.

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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging ac…

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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit mig…

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Ivory Coast lifts Ebola flight restrictions

Ivory Coast lifts Ebola flight restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said Friday his country will lift the controversial suspension of flights to countries…

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Massachusetts doctor says he knew Ebola risk

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women …

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WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines should be available in the coming months and could eventually be given…

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Michelle Obama to appear on ABC's 'The Chew'

Michelle Obama to appear on ABC's 'The Chew'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show "The Chew."

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Obama: Fighting Ebola must be a global priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that in an interconnected world, outbreaks of deadly viruses like Ebola have the potential to af…

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Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

The latest in the UA Arthritis Center's "Living Healthy With Arthritis" speaker series.

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Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-le…

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Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) — The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster pee…

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3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be…

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Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live a…

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Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for …

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Second Spanish priest with Ebola dies in Madrid

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has died at a Madrid hospital, becoming th…

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Brothers behind Lap-Band ads sued

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued two brothers who ran a company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, accusing the pa…

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Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa.

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New FDA label bolsters safety case for Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) — New government-approved labeling on Pfizer's drug Chantix suggests that the anti-smoking medication may not carry the risks …

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Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off

Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off.

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Report: Admission of uninsured at hospitals dips

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured patients admitted to hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt ca…

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Justice Department says Shire will pay $56.5M fine

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in pro…

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Report: Services for female veterans fall short

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military,…

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US issues new rules for university germ research

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tightening oversight of high-stakes scientific research involving dangerous germs that could rai…

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Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the la…

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Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone

Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback.

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Clues to how people bounce back from surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels bac…

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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's p…

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Portuguese nurses strike over pay, working hours

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Nurses in Portugal have begun a 48-hour strike over pay, working hours and what they say is an acute shortage of staff…

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A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately - and earlier

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately - and earlier

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli, according to a new study.

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As AIDS migrates south, states struggle to respond

As AIDS migrates south, states struggle to respond

Southern states now have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease and the most people …

September 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Official: Hospital could have prevented TB panic

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said T…

September 23, 2014 7:51 pmLoading…

US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that …

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