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Doggone It, The World Can Wipe Out Rabies

Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year. Now scientists are hoping to mount a final siege against the virus globally. The trick? Getting all of our four-legged friends in for a shot.
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Putting Caffeine In Your Underwear Won't Make You Slimmer, Alas

Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.
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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.
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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.
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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.
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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.
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Health Officials Consider Blood Serum As Possible Ebola Treatment

The World Health Organization is enthusiastic about "convalescent serum," which comes from the blood of people who have survived Ebola. But it's unclear how well it could work.
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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?
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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

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