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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice
CHICAGO (AP) -- A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine....
07/28/2014 09:53:58am
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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps....
07/28/2014 12:04:41am
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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays....
07/28/2014 03:53:05am
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Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said....
07/28/2014 05:46:19am
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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation....
07/28/2014 09:35:53am
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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people....
07/26/2014 08:51:23pm
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Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
07/24/2014 04:57:25pm
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More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine
NEW YORK (AP) -- More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday....
07/24/2014 01:56:04pm
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Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk....
07/24/2014 07:50:13pm
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Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare....
07/24/2014 02:12:56pm
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