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Liberia records Ebola death despite being declared virus-free

MONROVIA A Liberian teenager has died of Ebola, more than seven weeks after the west African country was declared free of the virus, a government minister said on Tuesday. The…

Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

HAVANA The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. The WHO said…

Beware of animal diseases as biological weapons, health experts say

PARIS The World Health Organization, animal health and national defense officers called on Tuesday for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as…

Liberia records Ebola death after country declared virus-free

MONROVIA A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the disease since a country at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000…

Celgene to invest $1 billion in Juno to partner in cancer therapies

Celgene Corp on Monday launched a 10-year partnership with Juno Therapeutics, announcing a $1 billion investment aimed at bringing to market Juno technologies that harness the immune system to treat…

For post-op complications, go back to the same hospital: study

(Reuters Health) – Patients who need to be rehospitalized within a month after major surgery have a lower risk of death over the next two months if they return to…

State restrictions for hepatitis C drug may go too far

(Reuters Health) – State-run insurance programs for the poor may be putting up illegal barriers that prevent people with hepatitis C from getting a new treatment, a new study suggests.…

California bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year’s measles…

Nearly four of 10 U.S. kids exposed to violence

(Reuters Health) – Phone-based surveys show that nearly four of every 10 kids and teens in the U.S. were exposed to violence or abuse over the previous year, researchers have…

Virtual reality pedals and dances its way into fitness classes

NEW YORK Virtual reality is making inroads into group fitness classes and personal training sessions and promises to get more immersive as the technology advances, according to fitness experts. It…