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  • New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:48 am
    GENEVA (AP) -- Strong new drug sales and higher operating income helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.The company said Thursday that its... Read more...
  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:30 am
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.Angie Schuitema (SKEYE'-tuh-muh)... Read more...
  • Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:24 am
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.Officials... Read more...
  • Aetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs

    Thursday, Apr 24, 8:49 am
    Aetna's first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition, and the health insurer hiked its 2014 earnings forecast above Wall Street estimates.Its... Read more...
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    Thursday, Apr 24, 8:00 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.While the proposal being issued... Read more...
  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Thursday, Apr 24, 3:06 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.Mark... Read more...
  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 11:30 pm
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.The technology... Read more...
  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 9:42 pm
    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs... Read more...
  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 9:12 pm
    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be... Read more...
  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 3:18 pm
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with... Read more...
  • Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 2:18 pm
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.Supporters say it's designed to protect women's... Read more...
  • Suarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmond

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 1:06 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings.He... Read more...
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 12:30 pm
    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... Read more...
  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 12:24 pm
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than... Read more...
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 12:00 pm
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years.... Read more...
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