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  • Study shows downward trend in Sovaldi utilization

    (Reuters) - Over the last several months there has been a 'plateau and downward trend' in the use of Gilead Sciences Inc's controversial $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi, a CVS Health Corp analysis showed. The study, encompassing data from...
  • Recognize farmers' efforts to address antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health. But before federal regulators place restrictions on antibiotics used in food-animal production, they should consider what already has been done. A White House initiative on combatting...
  • Finding a sperm donor

    Finding a sperm donor
    K.D., a high school guidance counselor and doting aunt, has known for two decades that she wants to be a mom, with or without a partner. "Since I was 25, I've said if I don't meet the right man, I'm going to have a baby on my own," says the now 42-year-...
  • New focus on preventing falls at 3 health fairs

    County firefighter paramedic Bob Smallacombe has heard too many stories about people falling "and can't get up," he likes to say seriously. "This is the No. 1 call we run each year, and many people just need assistance getting up, but there are those who...
  • Obama announces initiatives to fight Ebola outbreak

    ATLANTA President Barack Obama on Tuesday came to Atlanta to announce that he is sending thousands of U.S. troops and health personnel to fight the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, painting the crisis as a threat to global security. "Right now the...
  • Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

    Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak
    President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently. The virus is “spreading faster and...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits

    Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits
    The Ebola outbreaks in several countries in West Africa have affected the work of Operation Smile and Physicians for Peace, two medical nonprofits in Hampton Roads. Operation Smile, which sends physicians to dozens of countries around the world to...
  • U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

    U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Obama enviará 3.000 soldados para combatir ébola, dice brote amenaza la seguridad global

    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, dijo el martes que el brote de ébola en África es una amenaza creciente para la seguridad global y anunció que enviará 3.000 soldados para ayudar a evitar que la epidemia siga...