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Wall Street slips; six-session winning streak ends

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial averag...
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Paramedics called to Canada PM Harper's home on Sunday

By Louise Egan OTTAWA (Reuters) - Paramedics were called to the residence of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the weekend, police and municipal officials said on Wednesday, but circumstances of the emergency, which did not involve Harper...
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Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
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Exclusive: FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health ...
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Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patients

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A commercial diet plan that includes prepackaged foods, menu plans and access to counselors was better at helping people with type 2 diabetes shed pounds than a typical diet, according to a new stud...
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Wall Street slips after six-day S&P run; biotechs drop

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday after a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector. AT&T Inc fell 3.6 percent to $35 a day after...
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Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Two decades after scientists discovered that aspirin might reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study finds that it has that benefit almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme. "If you have...
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Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Amedisys to pay $150 million for over billing Medicare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Home healthcare company Amedisys Inc will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false billings to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Louisiana-based Amedisys between 2008 and 2010 im...
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Could shared sex toys transmit HPV?

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with the potentially cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, may be putting their partners at risk if they share sex toys during intimate relations, a new study suggests. Researchers gave 12...
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AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
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U.S. soldier convicted of WikiLeaks crimes granted name change

Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday. ...
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Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much protein in your urine -- an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease -- often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds. Researchers also found that many people ...
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A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests. And for those who already have kidney disease, which puts one at higher risk for cardiovasc...
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Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from baske...
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People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American...
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People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with moderate kidney dysfunction may face a higher risk of developing cancer than those with healthy kidneys, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among near...
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Spectrum Pharma to seek cancer drug approval in third quarter

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to seek U.S. marketing approval for its blood cancer drug in the third quarter, after the treatment was shown to be safe and effective in a key mid-stage trial. The injectable drug, Captisol-enabled me...
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Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Artificial Retina Restores Vision Four Americans have received an artificial retina since it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...
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Wall St. edges down after six-day S&P rally; AT&T falls

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as weakness in AT&T and biotech names inspired investors to take profits following six straight days of gains, though a rally in Boeing limited losses. AT&T Inc fell 3.4 ...
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