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Medical breakthrough in fight against HIV and AIDS?

Doctors in Cuba say they have nearly eliminated the transmission of the virus from mother to child

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Washington State Reports First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years

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Regional doctors in Bangladesh are abandoning villages

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  • Thailand's first MERS case to leave hospital 15 minutes ago

    An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospital on Friday, Thailand's … More »Thailand's first MERS case to leave hospital

    An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospital on Friday, Thailand's health minister said. The 75-year-old man, who had traveled to Bangkok for treatment for a heart condition and was then diagnosed with the virus, was …

  • Health workers collect the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a street in the town of Koidu
    Liberia investigating animal link after Ebola re-emerges 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    By Alphonso Toweh and James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, … More »Liberia investigating animal link after Ebola re-emerges

    Health workers collect the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a street in the town of Koidu

    By Alphonso Toweh and James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, and officials said they were investigating whether the disease had spread through animals before resurfacing. Dr Moses Massaquoi, case management team leader …

  • A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Health insurer Aetna Inc said it will buy Humana Inc for about $37 billion, or about $230 per share, in a cash-and-stock deal. Humana shareholders will … More »Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock

    A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    (Reuters) - Health insurer Aetna Inc said it will buy Humana Inc for about $37 billion, or about $230 per share, in a cash-and-stock deal. Humana shareholders will receive $125 in cash and 0.8375 Aetna shares for each share held, an about 23 percent premium to the stock's closing price on Thursday. Following the deal, …

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Hayden Murphy, 13, right, holds his brother, Weston Murphy, 5, who has Type 1 diabetes, at their home in Plainfield, Ill. Hayden is at high risk for Type 1 diabetes, and is participating in a study to find out if insulin pills may prevent or at least delay its onset. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    Big diabetes study tests whether insulin in pills could prevent the disease 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Illinois, is helping researchers determine if … More »Big diabetes study tests whether insulin in pills could prevent the disease

    In this photo taken Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Hayden Murphy, 13, right, holds his brother, Weston Murphy, 5, who has Type 1 diabetes, at their home in Plainfield, Ill. Hayden is at high risk for Type 1 diabetes, and is participating in a study to find out if insulin pills may prevent or at least delay its onset. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Illinois, is helping researchers determine if the strategy works for Type 1 diabetes, the kind that is usually diagnosed in childhood. Hayden Murphy is among more than 400 children and adults participating …

  • Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license 3 hours ago

    Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex … More »Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

    Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. Collier, his lawful wife and a woman he said he married in a “spiritual” ceremony earlier this week sought a license from …

  • A Southern California cancer patient unable to recall her identity or family since she was found dazed on a street four months ago has finally reconnected with relatives after a nephew spotted her on the evening news, media reported on Thursday. The woman, whose Facebook image has circulated widely on the Internet and …

  • By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists conducting a major trial of a therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis say the treatment has showed significant benefit for the first time in patients' lung function. The technique, developed with the technology commercialisation firm Imperial …

  • By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said on Thursday. The woman from Clallam County, …

  • Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely. After scientists identified the genetic sequence …

  • Smoke rises from the site of a train derailment near Maryville, Tennessee

    A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said. Homes and businesses were evacuated following the derailment around midnight Wednesday …

  • Bert Easterbrook is shown in this 2013 handout image. A man arrested at a Vancouver pot protest on Canada Day is vowing to burn an award he received for his heroism during the Stanley Cup riot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeremiah Vandermeer

    A man arrested at a Vancouver pot protest on Canada Day is vowing to burn an award he received for his heroism during the Stanley Cup riot. Vancouver Police honoured Bert Easterbrook in 2013 with a certificate of merit — the highest award for civilian bravery — for stopping rioters from flipping over a truck two years …

  • Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen arrives to the Federal court in Newark, New Jersey

    A judge set bail on Thursday at $18 million in a Medicare fraud case for a doctor who has also been accused of bribery and political corruption for giving lavish gifts to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, his attorney said. Salomon Melgen, 60, has pleaded not guilty to 76 counts of Medicare fraud and falsifying medical records …

  • Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in Centennial

    A neuropsychologist who ran tests on Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes over three days after the 2012 attack told jurors at his murder trial on Thursday there were no signs the shooter was faking mental illness. Prosecutors say Holmes, 27, is a cold-blooded mass killer who aimed to murder all 400 people watching …

  • The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure. The order, announced in a statement by President Barack Obama's Office of Science and Technology Policy, …

  • By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In a new position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) lays out six strategies for bringing mental health and substance abuse care into primary care to better treat each patient as “a whole person.” Mental and behavioral health issues like inappropriate eating behaviors, …