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  • FIU doctor joins team working to contain Ebola

    MIAMI (AP) — A doctor who teaches at Florida International University's medical school will be joining an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. FIU officials say Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World...

  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa could last another six months, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Friday. One aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is still unknown. New figures released by the World Health...

  • FDA clears Avastin for late-stage cervical cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late Thursday for women with cervical cancer that is persistent, recurrent or...

  • Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area. Amid roadblocks manned by troops and...

  • 400,000 must reapply for health coverage

    BOSTON (AP) — The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace website crashed last year. State officials fear that many of...

  • Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Using plants this way — sometimes called "pharming" — can produce complex and valuable proteins for...

  • Ebola: 3 athletes can't compete at Youth Olympics

    NANJING, China (AP) — Three teenage athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will not be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in China because of the risk of possible infection, the IOC and local organizers said Friday. All athletes and officials from the four West African nations...

  • Lawmakers mull alternatives to Medicaid expansion

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers spent hours Thursday discussing ways to better provide low-income residents with health care since Texas has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, but the hearing ultimately generated more questions than answers. Texas is...

  • WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. With more...

  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they...

  • NewLink Genetics: Ready to test Ebola vaccine

    An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak. NewLink Genetics is planning an initial phase of testing involving up to 100 healthy...

  • Massachusetts hospitals report more medical errors

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753...

  • VIDEO: Meet the men helping to return Obamacare to the Supreme Court

    With a victory before a federal appeals court in the case Halbig v. Burwell, based on the intellectual architecture developed by Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, Obamacare finds itself on the cusp of another major Supreme Court case.

  • Nigeria confirms 1 more Ebola case

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced there is another Ebola case in Africa's most populous country, bringing the total confirmed cases there to 11. Chukwu told reporters in Abuja, the capital, Thursday that the latest patient is a doctor who helped...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 14

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing today to once again examine health care for veterans.



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