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U.S. doctor, missionary with Ebola show improvement

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By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa while responding to an outbreak of the deadly virus have shown slight improvement but remain in serious condition, a relief organization said on Wednesday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy...(more) 

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Graffiti the Owner Asked For

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A new six-story mural by Mr. Brainwash, the Los Angeles street artist and filmmaker, adorns the side of a brand-new Williamsburg apartment building. 

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New York man faces drug charges tied to 'Electric Zoo' death

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A New York man has been charged with selling the potent party drug "molly" to a 23-year-old concertgoer who died of an overdose at a massive electronic music festival last summer, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Patrick Morgan, 23, is accused of selling dozens of pills at...(more) 

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Insanity plea mulled for Connecticut teen in prom stabbing case

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By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Connecticut high school student accused of murdering a female classmate hours before their junior court began talks on Wednesday on whether to amend his plea to not guilty based on insanity or on related grounds. Christopher...(more) 

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NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat

a shared story    3 hours 31 minutes ago
The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says. 

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Kids are accepting healthier school lunches: survey

a shared story    4 hours 31 minutes ago
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent study suggests that most elementary age students are okay with eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA. Despite early complaints from kids when the new menus were introduced in the fall of 2012, researchers...(more) 

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Smartphone app promises medical pot delivery

a shared story    5 hours 31 minutes ago
Startup Eaze on Tuesday released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana the doors of patients in San Francisco. Eaze said that drivers referred to as "caregivers" will get medicinal doses to their intended recipients in an average of 10 minutes in most...(more) 

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Humana CFO says later Obamacare customers were younger, healthier

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(Reuters) - Humana Inc Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane said on Wednesday that customers who signed up later in the year for new individual health plans created under President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law were healthier and younger. The plans went on sale on Jan....(more) 

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Ireland has too much to lose to deter U.S. companies re-homing

a shared story    7 hours 31 minutes ago
By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is in the firing line from Washington again for luring U.S. companies to its shores for tax benefits, but despite contrite noises coming from Dublin, it has too much to lose to discourage U.S. firms bent on shifting their...(more) 

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Pacific launches flab fight in world's fattest region

a shared story    8 hours 31 minutes ago
The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) said Wednesday that he was determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world. Palau President Tommy Remengesau said that junk food had become a blight on Pacific island...(more) 

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WellPoint second-quarter profit falls but beats estimates

a shared story    9 hours 31 minutes ago
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday that profit fell in the second quarter, partly because of some higher administrative costs stemming from the healthcare reform law and new fees, but it still came in ahead of Wall Street estimates. WellPoint, which runs...(more) 

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Humana says quarterly profit fell on health reform, drug costs

a shared story    10 hours 31 minutes ago
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and share buybacks had...(more) 

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