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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-04T08:12:13-04:00

Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T21:38:43-04:00

Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T11:56:12-04:00

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T15:07:10-04:00

Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T06:51:08-04:00

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T02:32:57-04:00

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T01:45:39-04:00

FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price — more than $250,000 for a year's treatment. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-02T16:50:04-04:00

Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-03T17:07:09-04:00

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

AP Health News - 5 min 36 sec ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports. 2015-07-05T02:00:53-04:00 2015-07-01T16:58:32-04:00

Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T23:33:40-04:00

Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T22:09:11-04:00

LEADING OFF: All-Star starters, Santana returns, Matz bats

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday: 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T21:35:39-04:00

Harper uses patriotic themed bat, homers to help Nats win

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T17:08:03-04:00

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T22:23:59-04:00

Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T20:11:49-04:00

Jason Bohn shoots 9-under 61, tied for lead at Greenbrier

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jason Bohn's main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T18:56:48-04:00

'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
LONDON (AP) — About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T18:01:00-04:00

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

AP Sports News - 5 min 37 sec ago
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. 2015-07-05T02:10:45-04:00 2015-07-04T17:29:14-04:00

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