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J&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs

J&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if ther… Updated: 4:03 am

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EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when a…

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Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely

Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely

They weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in …

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Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into…

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Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.

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Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent …

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Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics …

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4 arrested in Connecticut synthetic marijuana investigation

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened abo…

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Alexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma

Alexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a rare disease treatment maker that lost…

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Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup

Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands…

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NYC mayor proposes millions in new mental health services

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 80 schools would get mental health clinics, every police precinct would have a victims' advocate and social workers would…

May 05, 2015 4:35 pm(0)

Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health

NEW YORK (AP) — Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report re…

May 05, 2015 2:18 pm(0)

Aetna curtails coverage of surgical tool tied to cancer risk

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The health insurer Aetna is ending most coverage of hysterectomies performed with a once-popular device that has drawn …

May 05, 2015 1:43 pm(0)

Tainted synthetic marijuana sickens users in Connecticut

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, sending several to the hospital.

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Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public …

May 05, 2015 7:58 am(0)

China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricin…

May 05, 2015 6:22 am(0)

Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning

Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical c…

May 04, 2015 10:57 pm(0)

Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records

Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records …

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Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential dr…

May 04, 2015 6:08 pm(0)

Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola

Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Eb…

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