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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
By Associated Press | July 28, 2014
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa—the largest ever...
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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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Battlefield dig could yield clues to Colonial smallpox hospital
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An archeological dig at an 18th-century battlefield in upstate New York may also turn up signs of the Revolutionary War's largest smallpox hospital.
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FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
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GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria vaccine despite low efficacy in children
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By Associated Press | July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
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Anti-cancer forces cheer $23B verdict against tobacco giant
By Sabriya Rice | July 21, 2014
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. suffered another legal setback last week when a Florida court awarded $23 billion in damages to the family of a man who died of lung cancer following years of smoking cigarettes.
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Study to find if cancer cluster exists
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Health officials in Missouri's St. Louis County plan to examine a potential cancer cluster in the area around Coldwater Creek, a waterway contaminated decades ago with nuclear waste.
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the U.S. each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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AIDS conference to remember researchers killed in crash, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is going ahead as scheduled this week in Melbourne, Australia, despite the loss of roughly 100 AIDS activists and researchers in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash July 17.
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