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Dec 19, 2014 05:00PM

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Dec 19, 2014 04:32AM

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Dec 19, 2014 05:27AM

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Dec 19, 2014 06:48AM

EU approves first stem cell therapy

A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Dec 19, 2014 10:51AM

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

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Dec 15, 2014 05:07AM

5 ways to fat-proof your home

Here simple ways to keep your home food-temptation free. This works for even the most weak-willed among us.

Dec 16, 2014 05:17AM

How he became an Ironman

Joe Van Veldhuizen was 19 miles into his first Ironman. He had two hours left to complete the race, and only three miles to go in the 26.2-mile marathon.

Dec 11, 2014 05:45AM

Predicting the flu so you can avoid it

Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way.

Dec 10, 2014 09:11AM

Flu shot less helpful, but still key

This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory to doctors.

Sep 25, 2014 07:36AM

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By ANDREW POLLACK on Dec 19, 2014 06:34PM

Hepatitis C Treatment Wins Approval, but Price Relief May Be Limited

Insurers are hoping that a new competitor to Gilead Sciences? drugs for the disease will drive down prices, though the new drug?s price is higher than was hoped.

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. on Dec 19, 2014 05:48PM

Pain Clinic Doctor Is Sentenced in Overdose Deaths of 2 Patients

Stan Xuhui Li was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to more than 10 years in state prison.

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Dec 19, 2014 05:23PM

Well: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for Boys

The less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy, an analysis found.

By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN on Dec 19, 2014 11:45AM

Recipes for Health: For Hanukkah, Cooking With Oil

The latke tradition is all about oil. This week?s Recipes for Health put the focus on skillet-cooked vegetables.

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. on Dec 19, 2014 11:21AM

Fewer Ebola Cases Go Unreported Than Thought, Study Finds

Transmission of the Ebola virus occurs mostly within families, in hospitals and at funerals, not randomly like the flu, Yale scientists said.

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Dec 20, 2014 03:16AM

Dec 20, 2014 03:16AM

American nurse exposed to Ebola released from hospital

Health workers stand at the entrance to a quarantine zone in a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu(Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Friday without showing signs of the disease, NIH said. "The patient has shown no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection and will complete 21 days of monitoring at a private residence in Virginia under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health," NIH said in a statement. ...

Dec 20, 2014 03:13AM

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) ? Polls opened Saturday morning in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola.

Dec 20, 2014 01:37AM

UN chief praises Ebola nurses, pledges support during visit

U.N. Secretary General Ban has his temperature checked upon arrival at the Roberts International airport in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg HASTINGS, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone following an outbreak that has killed nearly 7,000 people. Ban paid tribute to local workers and the United Nations, but he singled out medics from the three countries at the heart of the epidemic who have fallen sick while treating patients. ...

Dec 19, 2014 06:52PM

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Dec 19, 2014 06:32PM

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ? Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.

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