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Study questions accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping

More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.

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Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Condé, Ernest Bai Koroma
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, back right, meets with, from left, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Guinean President Alpha Condé, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, to discuss progress made in the international Ebola response. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the afflicted region.

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University Hospital in Newark where Nurse Kaci Hickox was quarantined for possile exposure to Ebola last October
University Hospital in Newark where Nurse Kaci Hickox was quarantined for possile exposure to Ebola last October (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Ebola monitoring applied to more than 600 people in New Jersey

New Jersey has monitored more than 600 people in their homes for possible exposure to Ebola, state health officials say.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors’ fees

Congress has approved legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays physicians in one of Congress' rare recent displays of bipartisanship.

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Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Is it a cold or spring allergies?

It's starting to feel more like spring, which means the trees are beginning to bloom, everything is turning green and a lot of Garden State residents are sneezing and feeling run down. But how do you know if you've spring allergies or a spring cold?

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4 ways to minimize your risk for the intestinal ailment Shigellosis

Health officials warn that overseas travelers have been returning to the U.S. with a strain of Shigella bacteria that's resistant to antibiotics. There is no vaccine to prevent Shigellosis, so what can you do to avoid infection?

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NJ researchers could be on verge of Alzheimer’s breakthrough

The day may be sooner rather than later that a simple blood test can determine whether a patient has Alzheimer's disease a decade before symptoms even appear.

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Logo of health insurer Aetna at its Hartford, Connecticut headquarters
Logo of health insurer Aetna at its Hartford, Connecticut headquarters (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance – survey

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.

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8 things you should know about dangerously tainted food products

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.

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Drug-resistant stomach bug reaches New Jersey

A stubborn strain of an intestinal illness is making noise in several states, including New Jersey.

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