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  • UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

    The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. The U.N. health agency said in an emailed statement on Friday that...

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  • UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola

    The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month.

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  • Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient

    In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease. In one of the Alzheimer's cases, which prosecutors began probing in September, a physician...

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  • '60 Minutes' report details progression of Alzheimer's

    Filmed over 10 years, a "60 Minutes" report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer's disease takes on a patient. CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook began interviewing Mike and Carol Daly of Staten Island, New York, in 2008, shortly after Carol learned of...

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  • ‘60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

    Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient.

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  • US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood epilepsy, moving the medication closer to the U.S. market. The Food and Drug Administration experts voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the experimental...

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  • UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

    The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people...

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  • Novartis 1Q profit jumps 12 percent as heart drug sales soar

    Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis says net income jumped 12 percent in the first quarter, pointing to explosive growth in its heart-failure drug Entresto as its rollout continues, and powerful double-digit percentage growth for psoriasis drug Cosentyx. The Basel-based powerhouse, one...

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  • Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift

    Brown University's brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig's Disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island, announced the donation from alumnus...

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  • Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients

    There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the most...

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  • The Latest: British regulator considers Russian broadcaster

    The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Britain's broadcast regulator says it has launched seven new investigations into the impartiality of Russian state-owned TV channel RT, saying it has seen a rise in potential...

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  • OPCW meets to discuss Skripal nerve agent poisoning

    Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are meeting to discuss the nerve agent attack in Britain on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

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  • OPCW meets to discuss Skripal nerve agent poisoning

    Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are meeting to discuss the nerve agent attack in Britain on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was gathering Wednesday at the request of...

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  • Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon

    Cancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb wasn't about to let rain, wind or cold stop her. Shertenlieb crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, about 13 hours after she started the race. The leukemia survivor was at mile 15 on Monday when she went to a medical tent,...

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  • Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

    A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday. British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals is seeking permission to sell its purified form of an...

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  • UK: Nerve agent that poisoned spy was in liquid form

    The nerve agent used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was delivered in liquid form, British officials said Tuesday, as they revealed it will take months to clean up the toxic trail the poison left around the city of Salisbury.

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  • UK: Nerve agent that poisoned spy was in liquid form

    British officials say the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin. The Environment Department says nine sites need "specialist cleaning," including a restaurant...

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  • Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

    New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common forms of the disease. One study found using one of these drugs — Merck's Keytruda (kee-TROO-dah) — with...

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  • Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

    Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time. Here in the camps housing thousands of...

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  • Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive

    Bearded diva Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for many years. The Austrian drag queen, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said on Instagram late Sunday she had been blackmailed by a former friend who wanted to publish the information and...

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  • Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst says she’s HIV-positive

    Bearded diva Conchita Wurst says she’s HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for many years.

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  • Russia: Trace of Western-made nerve agent seen in UK samples

    Russia's foreign minister says Moscow has received a document from a Swiss lab that analyzed the samples in the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-Russian spy, which points at a Western-designed nerve agent as a likely cause. Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday that Moscow received the...

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  • Russia: Trace of Western-made nerve agent seen in UK samples

    Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow has received a document from a Swiss lab that analyzed the samples in the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-Russian spy, which points at a Western-designed nerve agent as a likely cause.

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  • Huey Lewis, suffering hearing loss, cancels 2018 tour

    Huey Lewis and The News has canceled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing.

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