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  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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  • Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa's largest cities. Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has…

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  • AcelRx stock plunges after FDA rejects pain drug device

    (Reuters) - Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged almost 40 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain treatment late on Friday. The rejection also reduces the lead the drug device, Zalviso, was likely to have over a rival from Medicines Company, which was…

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    Does Eating Before Bed Really Pack on the Pounds?

    ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses new findings that might say otherwise.

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  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The ...

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  • Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: We're Reading About Hospira, Ranbaxy, FedEx and Much More!!

    Hello, everyone, and nice to see you again. We hope the weekend was invigorating and enjoyable, because a new working week has officially begun. And, as you know, this means the deluge of meetings and ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business

    This past Friday, Google unveiled the latest in a line of ambitious and somewhat confounding health programs. After building a glucose-measuring contact lens and a mysterious skunkworks program to cure death, the company will employ a team of as many as 100 doctors and scientists in a project…

    The Verge
  • U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and…

    Reuters
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  • How the Ebola Virus Spreads to Humans

    People caring for infected individuals- from friends and relatives who may be taking care of the diseased at home or the doctors treating the ill in hospitals- are among the most commonly infected.

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  • 'American Ninja Warrior' princess packs mental and physical punch

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to reach the finals of the “American Ninja Warrior” fitness TV competition show, faces an unfamiliar challenge she closes her eyes and pictures herself conquering it. The 5-foot (1.5-meter), 100-pound (45-kg)…

    Reuters
  • Rockies' Tulowitzki to have hip procedure Monday

    Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo a dry needling procedure on his left hip Monday in Philadelphia in an effort to recover from a left hip Before the Rockies 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado head trainer Keith Dugger said the procedure would be done in Philadelphia by Dr. William…

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  • FDA Rejects AcelRx Painkiller Dispensing Device (Update)

    AcelRx believes it can gather all the requested information and re-submit Zalviso to the FDA before the end of the year.

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  • AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests

    AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs. Currently testing patients to see if their tumours contain genetic mutations that make them suitable for drug…

    Reuters
  • Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

    BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.

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    9 Facts You Should Know About Pot Laws in the United States

    Calls for the legalization of marijuana in all U.S. states are growing louder. Progressive states Colorado and Washington, the only two which have legalized pot, have proven that relaxing the laws on its use will not lead to the destruction of society as we know it. While the fight is moving…

    TheStreet
  • Salmonella outbreak trial to begin this week in Georgia

    Shirley Almer was able to beat lung cancer and a brain tumor, but ended up dying in 2008 from salmonella poisoning after eating tainted peanut butter while in the hospital.

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  • Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

    Sierra Leone's president visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus. It was Ernest Bai Koroma's first visit to the northeastern district of Kailahun since the start of the epidemic that has killed some…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died

    The Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous country. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on arrival at Lagos…

    Reuters
  • Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

    Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study discovered that a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump, following a series of tests at Aberystwyth University on the…

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  • Commonwealth Games stresses quality doping tests

    The head of the Commonwealth Games said Sunday the event is using a ''quality over quantity'' drug-testing approach targeting specific sports based largely on intelligence received from anti-doping agencies. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper told The Associated Press that a…

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