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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
CHICAGO (AP) -- For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?...
07/03/2015 06:18:13pm
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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer....
07/04/2015 08:12:23am
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Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free
BANGKOK (AP) -- A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday....
07/03/2015 06:51:16am
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Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul....
07/03/2015 06:14:45pm
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
07/03/2015 01:45:44am
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients....
07/03/2015 09:38:53pm
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Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station....
07/03/2015 05:07:14pm
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Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week....
07/03/2015 11:56:23am
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FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price - more than $250,000 for a year's treatment....
07/02/2015 04:50:13pm
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Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 1/2 years in prison for making false statements in research reports....
07/01/2015 04:58:43pm
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