Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
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Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

A newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease

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EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
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EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths

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Black moms more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills

Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women a new study finds

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
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UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

In governor's race, issues of age, health and forthrightness
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In governor's race, issues of age, health and forthrightness

Once rippling as an undercurrent in the Alabama gubernatorial race, the issue of age and health is now at the surface

Alabama governor disputes assertion she had mini-stroke
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Alabama governor disputes assertion she had mini-stroke

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's doctor confirmed she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to Colorado, but Ivey disputed a statement from the state's former top law enforcement officer that she had suffered a mini-stroke

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Memorial Hospital to host diabetes support group

A diabetes support group meeting is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Community Room at the Memorial Medical Building, next to Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

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Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
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Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes

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UnityPoint Memorial Hospital looking for community video participants

UnityPoint Health Memorial Hospital and a several other Carthage health organizations are trying to get participants for its customer service bragging rights video.