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Amgen says version of Humira meets study goal

October 8, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amgen said Wednesday that its version of Humira, the best-selling drug in the world, worked as well as the original medication in a late-stage clinical trial. The study is one of two that Amgen is running to compare its generic biotech drug ABP 501 to Humira as a treatment for moderate to severe...

Spain euthanizes pet dog of Ebola-infected woman

October 8, 2014 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Madrid regional government says it has euthanized the pet dog of a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola. Police on Wednesday took the dog, called Excalibur, from the Madrid apartment where Teresa Romero and her husband live. The regional government said the animal was sedated before...

Marburg Fever Death Confirmed in Uganda

October 8, 2014 12:57 pm | by Rodney Muhumuza - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Ugandan health worker recently died of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that manifests as a viral hemorrhagic fever, Uganda's Ministry of Health confirmed Monday as health workers moved to quarantine a total of 80 people who had been in contact with the victim.

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First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies

October 8, 2014 12:47 pm | by Nomaan Merchant - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

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Sugar Linked to Memory Problems in Rats

October 8, 2014 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Studying rats as model subjects, scientists found that adolescents were at an increased risk of suffering negative health effects from sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.                       

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Toddlers Regulate Behavior to Avoid Making Adults Angry

October 8, 2014 11:56 am | Videos | Comments

When kids say “the darnedest things,” it’s often in response to something they heard or saw. Now researchers found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people’s social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior.

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MRI Detects Cognitive Decline Before Symptoms Appear

October 8, 2014 11:40 am | News | Comments

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, according to a new study. The technique has the potential to serve as a biomarker in very early diagnosis of preclinical dementia.

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Bioprinted 3-D Device Aids Blood Detoxification

October 8, 2014 10:45 am | by Skip Derra | Articles | Comments

A team of engineers has successfully developed a three-dimensional-printed device, which mimics the operation of the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood.                         

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Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

October 8, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease. The Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday that it called Dr. Kent Brantly on Tuesday to tell him his blood type matches that of...

Safety advocates seek stronger warnings on Chantix

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Matthew Perrone - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Public safety advocates are asking the federal government to strengthen warnings on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix, even as the drugmaker prepares to argue that a bolded warning about psychiatric problems should be removed from its medicine's label. Five advocacy groups are petitioning the...

3 Win Chemistry Nobel for Super-zoom Microscopes

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising – Associated Press – Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.   

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Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers. The study leader says there is no reason that ordinary people could not be taught...

Doc: Spanish woman touched face with Ebola glove

October 8, 2014 9:36 am | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish health officials were investigating Wednesday whether a nursing assistant infected with Ebola got the deadly disease by touching her face with Ebola-tainted protective gloves, while a strike by Ebola burial teams in Sierra Leone left abandoned bodies in the streets of the capital. More...

Sierra Leone strike halts burial of Ebola dead

October 8, 2014 7:36 am | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandoned the dead bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claimed Wednesday the situation had been "resolved." The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation reported that bodies of Ebola...

Cost of Ebola Could Top $32B

October 8, 2014 7:36 am | by Deb Riechmann - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said Wednesday.     

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