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Exclusive: Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?


CHICAGO - For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. | Video

Exclusive: WHO says Syria approves medicine deliveries to Aleppo, other areas

BEIRUT - The Syrian government has approved the delivery of medicine and surgical supplies to three areas of the country aid workers were previously unable to reach regularly, including opposition-held Aleppo, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Tekmira to supply Ebola treatment for studies in West Africa

TORONTO - Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp will supply one of its experimental Ebola treatments for clinical studies to be conducted in West Africa by a consortium that includes England's Oxford university, the Canadian company said on Monday.

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Express Scripts to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug, drops Gilead treatment

- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday.

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China parliament weighs tough curbs on tobacco advertising: Xinhua

BEIJING - China's parliament is considering tough curbs on tobacco advertising as the world's top consumer of cigarettes looks to kick its smoking habit, state media reported on Monday.

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FDA approves BioCryst's intravenous flu drug

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's intravenous flu drug, sending the company's shares up nearly 10 percent in premarket trading.

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Cambodia charges unlicensed doctor for spreading HIV to over 100 people

PHNOM PENH - Cambodian prosecutors said they charged an unlicensed medical practitioner with murder on Monday, alleging he spread HIV among at least 106 villagers in the country's remote northwest.

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Achillion shares soar as potential treatment seen as hep C cure

- Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would test a combination of two of its experimental hepatitis C drugs after they showed promise against the virus in separate studies.

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Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered

HAMBURG - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said.

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Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

NEW YORK - Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers.

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