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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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New questions over abortion coverage in health law
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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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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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care....
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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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APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year....
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Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth....
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