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A health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea.
A health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)
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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

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The beach in Asbury Park (Katherine O'Keefe, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Study concludes that beaches stay contaminated longer than ocean

The water at New Jersey beaches is constantly being tested for contaminants but a new study suggests that the sand should be tested too.

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A CVS store in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

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How dirty is your handbag?

If you carry a handbag, it could be riddled with bacteria. That's according to a study from the United Kingdom which finds that some handbags are loaded with more bacteria than the average toilet, though, it's not necessarily enough to cause you any harm.

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FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Health law’s nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red ink.

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Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America

U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.

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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
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Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill

In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without asking anyone to pay more.

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Hidden dangers of earbuds, headphones

Chances are, if your son or daughter has a smartphone, tablet or iPod, they have listened to music through headphones or earbuds. With more and more youngsters doing just that, many doctors across the U.S. are seeing an uptick in the number of teens with hearing loss.

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Bristol-Myers wins approval for 1st hepatitis C type 3 drug

An experimental drug for one of the hardest-to-treat types of hepatitis C has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, adding to the surge of new options -- all much more effective but extremely costly -- for patients with the liver-destroying virus.

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