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UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to EbolaThe World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month
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Behind a People's Superhuman Ability to Dive: the Spleen"They are simply a stranger to the land," an anthropologist says of Southeast Asia's Bajau people, and a new study shows their bodies have changed to account for that. The Bajau, who live in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, sustain themselves by diving for fish, and have a noticeable ability...
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Thomas Evans, father of terminally-ill toddler Alfie, attends Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Britain's Court of Appeal ruled last Monday against the parents of 23-month-old toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment that lower U.K. courts blocked in favor of suspending life support.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddlerBritain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment
The Associated Press16 hours ago
You Should Probably Throw Your Chopped Romaine Away"Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2017 file photo shows Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little watches the proceedings before the State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. Little said at a forum  month earlier that he would like to sign such a measure into law but acknowledged that it might not stand up in court. Little later told AP he “probably would” support it but had not seen anything in writing. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortionsA push to punish women who get abortions has gained steam in Republican-dominant states ahead of the midterm elections
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FILE – In this June 27, 2016, file photo, "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller, after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the U.S., leaves federal court in Pittsburgh. Miller underwent spinal surgery Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and was then diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, her doctor Hooman Melamed told People.com. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgeryFormer "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer
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FILE - This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. On Thursday, April 19, 2018, a panel of Food and Drug Administration health advisers recommended approval of the drug, moving the closely watched medication closer to the U.S. market. (AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizuresUS panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, a Manila Health officer shows off a pair of vials of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in Manila, Philippines. The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way.” It said 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 that people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing more serious disease after getting the shot. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, file)
UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widelyThe World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chart shows a rolling 3-month average of new patients starting opioid prescriptions.
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptionsNew data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017
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Man Gets Life Sentence for Infecting 5 With HIVFor the first time in the UK, a man has been found guilty of intentionally infecting others with HIV. Daryll Rowe, 27, was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars with a minimum term of 12 years for infecting five men via unprotected sex and trying to infect five others by...
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This photo provided by OrganOx on April 18, 2018 shows the company's metra device, used to keep organs functioning during transport. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least some transplant livers at body temperature may work better than cooling _ using a machine that pumps them full of blood and nutrients. (OrganOx via AP)
Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplantsStudy suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a couple holds hands during their wedding ceremony in Atlanta. In a report released on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, researchers found that melanoma patients who are married tend to be diagnosed at an earlier more treatable stage than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patientsMarried patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients
The Associated Press2 days ago
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