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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Polls opened Saturday morning in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola. A total of 1.9 million voters are registered to participate in 15 Senate races throughout the country contested by 139...
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the sale of a packaged treatment called Viekira...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is approved to treat bacteria that can cause life-threatening...
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been released from the hospital. The facility said in an email Friday that the patient has no clinical or laboratory evidence...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the sale of a packaged treatment called Viekira...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved this year. The approval of Zerbaxa (SERR'-back-suh) is the second...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid...