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Ten quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare


ABUJA - Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a patient with Ebola-like symptoms in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, officials said on Thursday, a year after the country was declared free of the deadly disease.

U.S. court says yoga sequence cannot be copyrighted

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. appeals court ruled against a celebrity yogi on Thursday, finding that he is not entitled to copyright protection for a sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises that he developed.

U.S., 4:02pm EDT

Low- and middle-income countries lack assistive devices for elderly

(Reuters Health) - Governments in low- and middle-income countries give some thought to access for devices that assist disabled elderly, a recent study suggests, but more attention is needed.

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Selena Gomez says suffered from lupus, underwent chemotherapy

- Pop singer and actress Selena Gomez has revealed in an interview that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus, which led to her canceling the end of her tour in 2013, but that the disease is now in remission.

People, Entertainment, Music 3:04pm EDT

Perceived discrimination linked to smoking and poor diet

(Reuters Health) - Feeling like the target of discrimination may increase a person’s odds of harmful behaviors like smoking, eating fatty foods and getting less sleep, a study of African-Americans suggests.

2:20pm EDT

Neurocrine's neurological disorder drug effective in late: stage study

- Neurocrine Biosciences Inc's experimental drug for tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder, was effective in a late-stage study, bringing it a step closer to becoming the first treatment to win U.S. approval for the condition.

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Patients who feel ready to leave the hospital are more satisfied

(Reuters Health) - In a small study of hospitalized patients, those who felt ready to go home when they were discharged were more satisfied with the hospital and their caregivers than those who didn’t feel ready to go.

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Snoring, apnea linked to diabetes risk in older adults

(Reuters Health) - Seniors with nighttime breathing issues like snoring or sleep apnea often have high blood sugar and may be almost twice as likely as sound sleepers to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

11:35am EDT

Roche drug may set new benchmark in MS, data suggest

- Roche's big new drug hope ocrelizumab cut multiple sclerosis relapses by nearly 50 percent compared with the older product Rebif in two large clinical trials, underscoring its potential in the main relapsing form of the disease.

11:32am EDT

U.S. cancer doctors drop pricey drugs with little or no effect

LOS ANGELES - U.S. oncologists, aware that patients are paying more of the costs of expensive cancer drugs, are increasingly declining to prescribe medicines that have scant or no effect, even as a last resort.

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