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Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs salesThe Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch. In results published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time, and to find some recurrences up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatmentResearchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013, file photo, a sign for the Livestrong Foundation is seen at the charity's headquarters in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity continued its fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal, but foundation officials insist a rebound has already started. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up nowThe Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal
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In this photo provided by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, fetal physiologist Marcus G. Davey of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who helped design the artificial womb system. He is shown near giant tanks holding a liquid designed to simulate amniotic fluid. Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies, and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. (Ed Cunicelli/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia via AP)
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs growScientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies
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Azerbaijan former minister sentenced to 3 more yearsA former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned since 2005 has been sentenced to seven more years behind bars
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. WHO said Monday, April 24, 2017, that the vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine storyCorrection: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies.
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs growScientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New York state health officials provided new details about a continuing outbreak of the infection. The count is 44 now, up from a half dozen last fall. The fungus is a harmful form of yeast that was first seen in a patient in 2009, in Japan. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests, and more cases are being reported as doctors are looking harder for it. (Shawn Lockhart/CDC via AP)
'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ'Superbug' fungus is new menace in US hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency isn't doing enough to protect Lake Erie from toxic algae. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 25, 2017, said the EPA needs to step in and take action under the Clean Water Act. Algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes have fouled drinking water in recent years and are a threat to wildlife and water quality. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algaeSeveral environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it isn't doing enough to protect Lake Erie from toxic algae
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration campus, in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA is  warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internetU.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, leaves Capitol Hill Washington after rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul with GOP lawmakers. Going into this week’s federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump’s priorities: They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed “Obamacare” subsidies. But a study out April 25, 2017, from a nonpartisan group suggests that could backfire. Stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually wind up costing the federal government billions more than it would save. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayersA hardball health care tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's budget priorities may backfire
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chart shows teen opioid deaths since 2000; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay cleanFor teenagers in treatment for addiction, returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends
The Associated Press1 day ago
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