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FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

1 hour 33 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. 2014-12-19T14:36:00-05:00 2014-12-19T19:36:36-05:00

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

1 hour 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. 2014-12-19T13:47:00-05:00 2014-12-19T18:47:12-05:00

AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

1 hour 33 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, Lynparza from British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC. 2014-12-19T09:39:00-05:00 2014-12-19T14:39:11-05:00

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

1 hour 33 min ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. 2014-12-19T07:56:00-05:00 2014-12-19T12:56:47-05:00

Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

1 hour 33 min ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. 2014-12-18T18:34:00-05:00 2014-12-18T23:34:23-05:00

Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small

1 hour 33 min ago
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized. 2014-12-18T07:32:00-05:00 2014-12-18T12:32:17-05:00

European court rules obesity can be a disability

1 hour 33 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. 2014-12-18T05:15:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:15:06-05:00

Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

1 hour 33 min ago
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. 2014-12-18T05:46:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:46:58-05:00

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

1 hour 33 min ago
BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found. 2014-12-18T03:17:00-05:00 2014-12-18T08:17:11-05:00

Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

1 hour 33 min ago
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living fetus. 2014-12-18T05:57:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:57:03-05:00

Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

7 hours 33 min ago
For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up seriously disabled. 2014-12-17T09:50:00-05:00 2014-12-17T14:50:13-05:00

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

9 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. 2014-12-19T06:34:00-05:00 2014-12-19T11:34:51-05:00

A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection

9 hours 33 min ago
Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died. 2014-12-17T12:17:00-05:00 2014-12-17T17:17:39-05:00

UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

11 hours 33 min ago
LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. 2014-12-17T05:54:00-05:00 2014-12-17T10:54:35-05:00

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

15 hours 33 min ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. 2014-12-18T07:01:00-05:00 2014-12-18T12:01:43-05:00

Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:11pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers. 2014-12-17T12:46:00-05:00 2014-12-17T17:46:06-05:00

Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:11am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. 2014-12-17T11:51:00-05:00 2014-12-17T16:51:53-05:00

European court rules obesity can be disability

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:10am
LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent. 2014-12-18T01:43:00-05:00 2014-12-18T06:43:18-05:00

11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:10am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. 2014-12-18T03:41:00-05:00 2014-12-18T08:41:43-05:00

Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:10am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company. 2014-12-17T13:05:00-05:00 2014-12-17T18:05:29-05:00

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