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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....
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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics....
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....
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House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care....
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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people....
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough....
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NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

CHICAGO (AP) -- A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them:...
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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency....
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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

CHICAGO (AP) -- 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....
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Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with five Pennsylvania congressmen that the NCAA penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal should be cancelled? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
73%
No:
27%
Total Votes: 1,243

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you feel more or less safe in the city of Pittsburgh now than you did a year ago?

No Change:
67%
Less Safe:
22%
More Safe:
12%
Total Votes: 5,791