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Three shots that could stop cancer

I had my sons vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

ABUJA, Nigeria — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities.

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Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

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Hospices face questions about treatments for non-terminal patients

Hospices are enrolling patients who aren't close to death.

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American doctor who beat Ebola: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

American doctor who beat Ebola: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

West Point residents try to buy water in one of the areas where the Ebola virus has claimed lives. The slum has been sealed off to prevent further spread of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia’s capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

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New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

WASHINGTON — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

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Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers

TUCSON — Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border.

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Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

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Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

These residents of Monrovia found themselves locked out of their “quarantined” neighborhood of West Point on Wednesday. The president also ordered cinemas and nightclubs shut.

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Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

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4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

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4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

File - In this January 13, 2014 file photo, cows wait to be butchered at Rancho Veal slaughterhouse in Petaluma, Calif. A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cance…

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Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Susan Schneider, left, said Thursday that her late husband Robin Williams “was not ready to share publicly” that he had Parkinson’s disease, an incurable nervous system disorder.

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Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

June 02, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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