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E-cig poisoning on the rise

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds e-cigarette liquids are behind an alarming increase in the number of phone calls made to U.S. poison control centers.

$1,000-a-day miracle drug shocks U.S. health care system

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Sovaldi, a new hepatitis C treatment, can cure up to 90 percent of patients within three months. There's just one problem: The drug costs $1,000 a day. That price tag has thrown the biotechnology world into turmoil, as lawmakers and insurance companies complain that Sovaldi's maker is trying to milk desperate patients.

Ohio mumps outbreak continues to grow

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A mumps outbreak in Ohio continues to grow in numbers, with a total of 116 cases confirmed as of Tuesday in Columbus and surrounding Franklin County, according to local public health officials. Ninety-three people with the virus are students and faculty members at Ohio State University.

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