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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experimentsU.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gainUS study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
This undated photo provided by Penn Medicine shows Carl June, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. (Penn Medicine via AP)
3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapyThree scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases
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Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd provinceCongo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins
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Major League Player Fights Deadly InfectionIt's going to take "weeks, not days" for an MLB player to recuperate from what's now being revealed as a dangerous bacterial infection that went after his organs—but Cleveland Indians President Chris Antonetti said the worst appears to be over for Leonys Martin. ESPN and the AP report that,...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo Lauren Woehr speaks during public comment period at the PFAS Community Stakeholder Meeting, on in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'Toxins used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states
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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and moreNew way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders
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Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 yearsA physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison
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In this Monday, July 30, 2018, photo Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation poses for a picture in his office in Los Angeles. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action are sponsoring a measure known as Proposition 10. The measure would let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings current state law shields from such control. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballotLos Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California
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Over 400 Get Sick Eating McDonald's SaladsPeople are continuing to get sick from a nasty parasitic infection the CDC has linked to McDonald's salads, UPI reports. The number of people hit with the Cyclospora parasite rose to 436 this week, up from 395 last week, with cases clustering in the Midwest (Illinois especially) and spreading across...
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A police officer stand guards at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zoneCongo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone; new attack kills 7 as residents flee
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'Humiliated' Mom: Doc Balked When I Went to BreastfeedShaming women for breastfeeding in public is still more common than it should be, but Jennifer Howard likely didn't think it would happen in her own doctor's office. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the 38-year-old Oregon mom was at an appointment at Salem Clinic when it came time to feed...
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