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Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when....

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains
CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found....

Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday....





California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday....

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. ...

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul....

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital....

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research....

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care....

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines....

 

 

 



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