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Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research
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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....

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....

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest
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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....





Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing - a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to improve survival in part by making sure more bystanders know how to help....

OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug....

Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better....

Poll: Approval for Supreme Court health care decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states....

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too....

What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year....

Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak....