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  • Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

    Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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