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11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out; all had attended family funeral
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FILE - In this Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, former breast surgeon Ian Paterson arrives at Nottingham Crown Court in Nottingham, England. A jury in central England has found a prominent breast surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations. The Nottingham Crown Court jury found Ian Paterson guilty on Friday, April 28 of 17 counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and three counts of unlawful wounding. Prosecutors say the 59-year-old doctor lied to patients or exaggerated their risk of cancer to persuade them to have surgery. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP, file)
UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeriesA jury in central England has found a prominent breast cancer surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, are posted at a McDonald's restaurant in New York. Facing a May 5, 2017 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, some restaurants and other establishments are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open and hope to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses to comply. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longerConsumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the podium during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Short of support, House won't vote on health bill this weekA House GOP leader says the House won't vote on Republican legislation scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law until at least next week
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Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after BrexitSpain offers to host EU's lucrative medicines oversight agency after Brexit
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. winks during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on trackThe White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense stand-off over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline
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Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, SB562 by Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara, of Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, of San Diego, that would guarantee health coverage with no out-of-pocket cost for all California residents, including people living in the country illegally is to be heard in the Senate Health Committee, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forwardCalifornia lawmakers have pushed forward with a proposal to remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurers and guaranteeing coverage for every resident
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private careDespite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balkThe moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch. In results published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time, and to find some recurrences up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatmentResearchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday
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Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs salesThe Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013, file photo, a sign for the Livestrong Foundation is seen at the charity's headquarters in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity continued its fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal, but foundation officials insist a rebound has already started. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up nowThe Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal
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