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By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the state’s public health commissioner the ability to quarantine anyone she believes may have been exposed to the Ebola… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s one of the most common cancers among American women – breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and approximately… Read more

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor successfully treated for Ebola has been discharged from the hospital after being admitted over the weekend for an upper respiratory infection. Alison Duffy, a spokeswoman for UMass Memorial… Read more

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(WGGB) — The Ebola outbreak continues to worsen across western Africa. ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser spoke with ABC40’s Emily Volz about his recent trip to Liberia. He notes that he has seen a “definite… Read more

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By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Passion for Liberia and the plight of its people drove Ashoka Mukpo to work there, first to aid relief efforts and then as a TV… Read more

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DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say they’ve narrowed their monitoring to a group of about 50 people who may have had some level of exposure to the Ebola patient in Dallas. Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey said Friday that all… Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at a Washington-area hospital. Howard University Hospital says the unnamed patient traveled to Nigeria and “upon returning had symptoms that could be associated with… Read more

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study found deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States. Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers continue to be much more common,… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of its drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego-based… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time. The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children’s Hospital says it is treating four patients for muscle weakness or paralysis similar to nine cases reported in Colorado, and they are investigating if the symptoms are related to enterovirus 68. Neurologist… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The flu season is just around the corner, and with your busy schedule, you can’t afford to have the flu bring you down. That’s why today, the 40 Force was here to help. On Monday, we will offered free flu shots… Read more