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U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug


ABIDJAN - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said.

Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

JOHANNESBURG - Surviving sickness can make you stronger.

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Auxilium drug found effective against cellulite in mid-stage study

- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said two doses of its drug to smoothen cellulite were statistically significant in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up 4.7 percent in premarket trading.

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Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

MONROVIA - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

20 Aug 2014

Lilly psoriasis drug succeeds in late-stage studies

- Eli Lilly and Co said its experimental psoriasis drug was found to be more effective in clearing skin than a generic treatment and a placebo in late-stage studies.

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U.S. regulator alleges India drugmaker Dr. Reddy's breached packaging rules

MUMBAI - Export-focused Indian drugmaker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said it was in talks with a U.S. regulator over allegations it violated packaging rules for some prescription drugs sold there between 2008 and 2012.

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Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

- Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said.

20 Aug 2014

Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa rises to 1350

DAKAR - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1,350, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, with 106 new deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries.

20 Aug 2014

Ohio clinic to halt surgical abortions due to 2013 state law

CLEVELAND - A suburban Cincinnati clinic will stop performing surgical abortions as a result of a 2013 state law that bars agreements to move women needing emergency care to public hospitals, an attorney for the clinic said on Wednesday.

U.S. 20 Aug 2014

Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

KABUL - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children.

Afghanistan 20 Aug 2014