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S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient 07/25/2014 12:04 PM
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.
US manhunt for tuberculosis patient US manhunt for tuberculosis patient 07/25/2014 11:44 AM
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug' Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug' 07/25/2014 01:40 AM
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
Shift workers 'face diabetes risk' Shift workers 'face diabetes risk' 07/24/2014 06:14 PM
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
Paracetamol for back pain questioned Paracetamol for back pain questioned 07/23/2014 05:55 PM
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed Indian boy has 232 teeth removed 07/23/2014 10:23 AM
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected 07/23/2014 05:17 AM
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
Genetic clues to age of first period Genetic clues to age of first period 07/24/2014 01:09 AM
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Quarantine over China plague death Quarantine over China plague death 07/23/2014 12:47 AM
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
Glaxo profits fall hits shares Glaxo profits fall hits shares 07/23/2014 08:35 AM
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

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Nigeria confirms first Ebola death Nigeria confirms first Ebola death 07/25/2014 12:48 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in West Africa earlier this year....
Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed 07/24/2014 02:57 PM
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....
More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine 07/24/2014 11:56 AM
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....
Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment 07/24/2014 05:50 PM
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....
Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds 07/24/2014 12:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare....
Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers 07/24/2014 11:39 AM
MIAMI (AP) -- Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month....
China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague 07/23/2014 11:27 PM
BEIJING (AP) -- A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday....
GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot 07/24/2014 04:51 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency....
Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned 07/23/2014 12:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday....
APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test 07/25/2014 01:50 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press....
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