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Men hospitalized in fatal drug trial all recovering at home

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister says five men hospitalized after taking part in an experimental drug test that killed another volunteer have all returned home and their condition continues to improve….

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The Latest: Pregnant woman found with Zika in Spain

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):…

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The Latest: Brazil union cancels strike to battle Zika virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):…

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Brazil health union cancels strike to battle Zika outbreak

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian health workers union has called off a strike because it could affect the country's battle against the fast-spreading Zika virus….

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Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister has admitted the slaying, claiming it was an "order from God" because she was responsible for the Netherlands' euthanasia law….

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WHO: More than 48 Ebola contacts missing in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization is warning that dozens of people linked to the most recent cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone are still missing and 18 are at high risk of having the virus….

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Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder….

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Expert: Parents often won’t take surrogate kids with defects

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday….

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FTC shuts down diet-pill distributor for alleged fake claims

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Glendale, California, company shut down 10 months ago will pay about $10 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that it wildly exaggerated the results of its diet supplements, used fake endorsements from people like Oprah Winfrey and hired marketers to send millions of spam emails….

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Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new study finds that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers say may explain an increase in births among some poor families….