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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
CHICAGO (AP) -- For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?...
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Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's health ministry says a 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus is now free of the illness....
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
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FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price - more than $250,000 for a year's treatment....
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Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
SEATTLE (AP) -- Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring - the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday....
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Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 1/2 years in prison for making false statements in research reports....
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Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened....
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John Smoltz the 1st HOFer following Tommy John surgery
When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery....
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French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling....
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2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free....
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