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French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola....
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Ebola scare boosts business for Alabama company
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease....
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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects....
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Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
SEVERN, Md. (AP) -- Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants....
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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases
NEW YORK (AP) -- For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit - with no other campers around....
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Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday....
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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood
Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age....
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Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands....
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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
NEW YORK (AP) -- A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year....
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US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more....
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