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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

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The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. More>>

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More>>

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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

8,000 get false notice of health care cancellation

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans have received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don't pay up. More>>

Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

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The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. More>>

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

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More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. More>>

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. More>>

Contagious disease affects children in Eau Claire

A disease is spreading through Wisconsin, and it's arrived in Eau Claire with a bullseye on kids."Hand, foot and mouth disease is a virus that most often occurs in children under the age of 10," says Jill Bauer, a public health nurse for the Eau Claire County Health Department.  More>>

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

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Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. More>>

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling 41 tons of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. More>>

Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

A new government study says many kids don't have an accurate idea of their own weight, and many of them are obese young people who view themselves as normal. More>>

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