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  • Oregon board suspends psychologist's license

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An administrative law judge is reviewing the case of a Portland psychologist whose license was suspended after her 12-year-old client attempted suicide following unorthodox treatment that included drinking milk from a baby bottle while sitting in his father's lap. The...

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over...

  • FDA approves lung preservation machine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more...

  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the...

  • WHO: Ethical to Use Untested Ebola Drugs

    The World Health Organization says it is ethical to use unproven, experimental drugs in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Aug. 12) DURATION: 1:22 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Geneva, Switzerland - August 12, 2014 1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Marie-Paule...

  • Pfizer, 23andMe team up to study bowel disease

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Under the agreement, Silicon Valley-based 23andMe will map the DNA of...

  • Senators want U.S. PTO to improve quality of patents, examination process

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a letter last week, five U.S. senators called for improved patent quality and oversight at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Mark Warner of Virginia, Mark Begich of Alaska and New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich and Tom Udal, all...

  • Dendreon sinks after drugmaker warns of debt woes

    Dendreon Corp. shares tumbled Tuesday morning, a day after the drug developer warned shareholders that it has debt worries, and it is considering alternatives that could wipe out their ownership. The maker of the prostate cancer treatment Provenge said Monday in a Securities and Exchange...

  • Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next? The Liberian government said Monday that it will receive doses of the drug to treat two doctors in the country. They would be the first...

  • Cardin to attend health care event

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet with administrators of the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. The senator's press office says he is visiting the center on Tuesday to see first-hand how the Affordable Care Act is working to provide continuity of care for senior...

  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The U.S. government confirmed that it had put...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000. The U.N. health agency said in a news release Monday that 1,013 people have died in the outbreak, which has hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and possibly Nigeria....

  • Mexico doctors remove woman's 130-pound tumor

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican doctors say they have removed a 130-pound (60-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 51-year-old woman who had been unable to leave her home for two years. Dr. Gilberto Inzulza says a team of surgeons needed four hours to remove the giant tumor from the body of Mercedes...

  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early...

  • Firm halting sales of dietary supplement Anatabloc

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The dietary supplement maker at the center of a federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is halting sales of its product called Anatabloc. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it is voluntarily stopping sales of Anatabloc and another...



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