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Second patient hospitalized in California undergoes Ebola testing

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Hours after a suspected Ebola patient in Sacramento, California, was found to be free of the virus, a second person hospitalized in the city was reported by public health officials on Friday to be undergoing testing for the deadly disease. The second patient was admitted to...(more) 

Second California patient tests negative for Ebola hours after first

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A second hospital patient in Sacramento, California, tested negative for the Ebola virus on Friday, the hospital reported, hours after the first was found to be free of the deadly disease at a nearby medical center. Both individuals were said to have...(more) 

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Three U.S. House Republicans to seek Obamacare replacement

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Three top U.S. Republican lawmakers, including Representative Paul Ryan, will lead an effort to craft new health reforms that could replace Obamacare, party officials said on Friday. House leadership said Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, would join Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton...(more) 

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White House urges parents to heed advice urging childhood vaccines

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By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. measles cases on the rise, the White House on Friday urged parents to heed the advice of public health officials and scientists in getting their children vaccinated. "People should evaluate this for themselves with a bias toward good...(more) 

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Woman convicted of endangering children in her decrepit NYC home

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A woman who was raising three children in a decrepit New York City house that lacked some exterior walls and a part of the roof was convicted on Friday on charges of endangering the children's welfare, the local prosecutor's office said. Katherine Vartholomeou, 48, had no...(more) 

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Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case

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A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death. The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a...(more) 

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Canada says husband of woman diagnosed with avian flu also infected

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The husband of a woman who tested positive for the H7N9 avian flu virus earlier this week was also infected, likely from a common source during their visit to China, Canadian federal and provincial governments confirmed on Friday. The couple, residents of British Columbia, exhibited symptoms...(more) 

Suspected Ebola patient in California tests negative for virus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A hospital patient in Sacramento, California, who was suspected of contracting Ebola has tested negative for infection with the deadly virus, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday. The negative test result was disclosed a day after the individual was admitted to the...(more) 

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Cancer organization partners with NFL on prostate treatment

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A U.S. cancer organization has partnered with the NFL alumni association ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX to raise awareness about screening, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, a disease that kills tens of thousands of U.S. men a year. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America...(more) 

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POM Wonderful ads deceptive and not protected: appeals court

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A U.S. appeals court upheld on Friday an order by a U.S. agency that POM Wonderful cannot advertise that its juices treat or prevent heart disease and other ailments unless it can prove that the assertions are true. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C....(more) 

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Super Bowl 2015: Officials on Alert for Measles During Big Game

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At least 84 people have been infected with the measles in the current outbreak. 

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Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is "flaring up" in new areas in the region...(more) 

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