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Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul....

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains
CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found....

Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday....





Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology....

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital....

California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Attorneys were set to deliver opening statements Monday in the trial of a California doctor charged with murder in the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers....

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research....

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care....

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines....

Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists....

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