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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

16 hours 38 mins ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Full Story
Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment

Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment

21 hours 58 mins ago
BERLIN (AP) — A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday. Full Story
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

1 day ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Full Story
Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

1 day ago
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. Full Story
Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

1 day ago
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice. Full Story

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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

1 day ago
LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. Full Story
McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

1 day ago
LONDON (AP) — A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism. Full Story
Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

1 day ago
ROME (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company. Full Story