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UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola 09/16/2014 06:23 AM
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".
Call for further cut in sugar intake Call for further cut in sugar intake 09/15/2014 06:36 PM
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's' Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's' 09/14/2014 12:15 PM
A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage.
Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola' Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola' 09/16/2014 12:52 AM
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.
Botox 'stunts emotional growth' Botox 'stunts emotional growth' 09/12/2014 06:44 PM
Experts warn that treating young people with Botox injections could restrict their emotional and social development.
US man ordered to stop spreading HIV US man ordered to stop spreading HIV 09/11/2014 07:21 PM
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
Brain 'still active during sleep' Brain 'still active during sleep' 09/11/2014 06:31 PM
The brain is still active while we sleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.
Blood group 'link to memory loss' Blood group 'link to memory loss' 09/10/2014 06:46 PM
US research suggests there may be a link between a rare blood type and memory problems in later life.
S Korea 'to double cigarette price' S Korea 'to double cigarette price' 09/11/2014 02:39 AM
South Korea government proposes nearly doubling the price of cigarettes to lower the country's high male smoking rate.
Fat shaming 'leads to weight gain' Fat shaming 'leads to weight gain' 09/11/2014 05:46 AM
Making people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study.

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola 09/16/2014 07:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
More children live to age 5, work still to be done More children live to age 5, work still to be done 09/16/2014 06:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday....
Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage 09/16/2014 01:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010....
A look at US response to Ebola crisis A look at US response to Ebola crisis 09/16/2014 07:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:...
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia 09/16/2014 06:31 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday....
US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough? US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough? 09/15/2014 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola 09/16/2014 06:50 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks....
Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi 09/15/2014 08:04 AM
Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries....
Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits 09/15/2014 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday....
Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room 09/15/2014 04:00 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room....
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