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Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines
New York is requiring all schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.
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Uganda tightens border, bans gatherings as second Ebola death confirmed
Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country this week.
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Hundreds more reported ill in salmonella outbreaks tied to backyard poultry
Over 220 cases of salmonella have been reported in the past month in outbreaks spanning 41 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, and the agency believes that backyard poultry is to blame.
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Lawmakers urge DOJ to launch criminal investigation of generic drug makers
Two top lawmakers urged the US Department of Justice on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into the nation's generic drug manufacturers to see whether their executives conspired to raise prices at the expense of the American public.
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News Image Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:02:49 GMT
Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move
Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too.
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Nursing home abuse frequently goes unreported, government agency finds
Abuse in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States, according to reports released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.
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News Image Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:54:59 GMT
Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson's role in opioid crisis may be 'worse' than Purdue's
One of the nation's top experts on opioid addiction said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson's role in the current epidemic may be even "worse" than that of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.
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2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey
As people head outdoors during the summer, their risk of becoming infected with tick-borne diseases rises. Two cases of a rare tick-borne disease were confirmed Saturday by the Sussex County Division of Health in northern New Jersey.
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UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins
A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that "there is a future" after the disease.
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5 ways to spend Father's Day and give back at the same time
It comes every year on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day can be a struggle to find the right gift or activity to celebrate dad. There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed. But for a bigger impact, volunteering with your dad or donating in his name could be just the thing.
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News Image Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:12:15 GMT
Brothers with special needs star in a world without limits
Whether piloting a plane or blasting off into outer space, the sky isn't the limit for the Go Go Brothers.
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Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests
Mounting evidence continues to suggest that eating too much red meat -- such as bacon and hot dogs -- is linked with health problems.
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A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them
A young girl from Connecticut turned her time spent in the hospital into a chance to help ease the fear of many other young patients.
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2,500-year-old tomb offers earliest evidence of humans using cannabis to get high
Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there's been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it's best known for today: getting high.
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