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Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice....
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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa....
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Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done....
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa....
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US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday....
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday....
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Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy....
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Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident....
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Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging and large studies are needed to support their continued use in millions of American men....
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