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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting an outbreak of Ebola has died from the virus, the country's chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo, said on Tuesday. Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, was infected with Ebola this month and...(more) 

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US Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague

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An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday. Kent Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as he helped treat victims...(more) 

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U.S. Appeals court throws out artist's Obamacare challenge

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a long-shot challenge to the Obamacare health law brought by an Iowa artist. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected claims made by Matt Sissel, who was backed...(more) 

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Asky suspends Sierra Leone, Liberia flights amid Ebola scare

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DAKAR (Reuters) - West African airline Asky has suspended flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia amid increasing concern at the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region, its said on its Web site. The Togo-based airline also said it would no longer...(more) 

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Aetna to sell Obamacare exchange plans in Georgia

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(Reuters) - Aetna Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said on Tuesday that the company would begin selling Obamacare exchange plans in Georgia in 2015, adding the southern state to the 17 states where it sold these plans in 2014. Bertolini said it was still too soon...(more) 

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Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

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Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application....(more) 

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Pfizer beats forecasts as oncology drugs grow

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(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc , which in May officially abandoned its bid to buy British rival AstraZeneca Plc , reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings, helped by growing sales of its cancer medicines. The largest U.S. drugmaker on Tuesday said it had earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents...(more) 

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Merck beats forecasts, as newer drugs offset generics

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(Reuters) - Merck & Co reported better-than-expected quarterly results, with sales of newer drugs mostly offsetting declining sales of drugs facing generic competition. The No. 2 U.S. drugmaker on Tuesday said it earned $2.03 billion, or 68 cents per share, in the second quarter. That compared...(more) 

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Aetna says second-quarter profit rose

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(Reuters) - Aetna Inc , the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose, helped by the acquisition of Medicare and Medicaid provider Coventry last year. Aetna reported net income of $549 million, or $1.52 per share, up from $536 million, or...(more) 

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

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Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that fist bumps, where two people briefly press the...(more) 

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As the Seasons Change

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When I was 19, a wise wino told me, "The truth only hurts for a minute." In September I will turn 60, and that truth hurts for more than a minute. The sad thing is that when (if) I am 70, I will be wishing I...(more) 

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Quick, short runs pack health benefits: US study

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Running as little as five to 10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, said the findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. People who exercised by running showed a 30 percent lower risk of...(more) 

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