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Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?

Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?

5 hours 57 mins ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients may fare better when these doctors aren't around. Full Story
Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

6 hours 1 min ago
The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for the liver-destroying virus. Full Story
Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

18 hours 56 mins ago
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind. Full Story
Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

2 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Full Story
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

2 days ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. Full Story

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

2 days ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. Full Story
Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

2 days ago
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon. Full Story
UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

3 days ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Full Story