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Cancer treatment for dogs could one day save humans

It appears dogs and humans are much more alike genetically than was originally believed.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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NAMI Walk highlights issue of mental health

About 2,000 people participated in an event Saturday to raise money and awareness for mental health. The event was part of a national effort to raise awareness about mental health in society and... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis

Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Pesticide drift is persistent problem for organic farmers

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition, being treated in Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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National Institutes of Health finds old ricin, other forgotten germs in labs

The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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White House asks for $30 million for CDC's Ebola efforts

The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Tooele 911 dispatchers honored for work in saving woman's life

Two year later, family meets and thanks those who helped save a life. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Utah kids, teens report higher experimentation rates with e-cigarettes than adults

The rate of regular e-cigarette use in Utah more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, and from 2011 to 2013, it has tripled among students. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Brazil's maternal milk banks model for globe

Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid to give away their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers that existed was so... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Why the poor can't afford to eat better

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Most Americans are eating better — more whole grains and fresh produce — than they were 12 years ago. But those are the very foods that low-income families can't afford. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Survivors of childhood cancers become lifelong watchdogs of health

Two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors face debilitating side effects from treatment, underscoring a need for better care and ongoing support. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Is male infertility on the rise?

Is male infertility on the rise? News reports and studies may be giving some that impression. In this "Ask An Expert" video Dr. James Hotaling dispels the rumors, and offers advice on when couples... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Group identifies 3rd US aid worker with Ebola

The third U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola is a Boston-area doctor who decided to return to Liberia after the two others fell ill with the deadly virus, the president of his missionary group... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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US officials: Ebola poses threat to humanity

Ebola represents a threat to all humanity and an outbreak of the virus in five West African countries will likely spread to more, American officials warned Wednesday. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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No decision yet on where new American Ebola patient will go

The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn't know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Gov. Herbert pushing for Medicaid work requirement tossed from Pennsylvania plan

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't backing down from insisting on a work requirement in his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, even though Pennsylvania's governor had to drop the same mandate to... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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After tragedy, couple uses genetic screening to have healthy babies

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Five years ago, Danny and Emily Kooyman's son died in their arms only 41 days after birth. They knew if they had more children the same thing could happen again. But this summer, a miracle in its... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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