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Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area....

Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived....

Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday....





Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead....

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday....

Report: 5 months after infection, man spreads Ebola via sex
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed....

Dr. Oz's 'The Daily Dose' switches radio distributors
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz's radio show, "The Daily Dose with Dr. Oz," is getting a new home....

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US shuts down Ebola treatment center in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year....

Hungary vows to start moving toxic waste from chemical plant
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Some 1,000 barrels of toxic waste will be removed quickly from a defunct chemical company plant in Budapest, a Hungarian official said Thursday after Greenpeace described conditions at the site as "near catastrophic."...