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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
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More children live to age 5, work still to be done
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday....
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Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010....
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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday....
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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
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Medical charity: Time running out to stop Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act....
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Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi
Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries....
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Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday....
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Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room....
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Smoking rates on the rise in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally....
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