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Sep 02, 2014 11:30AM

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Sep 02, 2014 11:30AM

Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.


Sep 16, 2014 08:15AM

Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens

Health workers spray bleach solution on a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus in MonroviaBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to the crisis, to be formally unveiled later by President Barack Obama, includes plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials told reporters. ...


Sep 16, 2014 08:09AM

Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon: UN

Volunteers raise awareness of the symptoms of Ebola at a school in Abidjan, on September 15, 2014Geneva (AFP) - Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.


Sep 16, 2014 07:59AM

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.


Sep 16, 2014 07:57AM

FDA approves AstraZeneca, Nektar constipation drug

The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shown in Silver Spring near WashingtonBy Natalie Grover (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an oral therapy to treat opioid-induced constipation developed by Nektar Therapeutics and AstraZeneca Plc. The decision opens the door for peripherally acting mu opioid receptor antagonists, which have been linked with cardiovascular risk in the past. This class of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) drugs are designed to fight the effects of opioid painkillers on the gut without compromising centrally mediated pain relief. ...


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CNN: Health
Sep 16, 2014 08:20AM

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Sep 08, 2014 06:52AM

One dance class changed her life

Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.

Sep 08, 2014 06:54AM

Weight loss: What they never tell you

Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.

Aug 25, 2014 09:45AM

No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs

Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.

Sep 01, 2014 05:58AM

Adam's story: 63 pills a day

The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.

Aug 15, 2014 12:55PM

Mental health help: Where to turn

Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.

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