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FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up a Truvada pill, an HIV treatment pill used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus, at her office in San Francisco. Research showing that the pill does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses was discussed Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The research was published by the British journal Lancet Infectious Diseases (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Many HIV sufferers untreated: CDC

- The Washington Times

Some 70 percent of people — nearly 840,000 — believed to be living with HIV in 2011 have not successfully treated their dangerous infections, the federal government said Tuesday.

Jonathan Gruber poses in his home in Lexington, Mass., in this Feb. 8, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare ‘architect,’ agrees to testify before Congress

- The Washington Times

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor and key Obamacare adviser, has agreed to testify before the House oversight committee next month after critics unearthed a string of YouTube videos that depict him saying the “stupidity” of the American voter and legislative sleight of hand helped the contentious law make it through Congress.

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NY state looks into nursing home storm death

Associated Press

New York health officials say they're investigating the death of a 92-year-old nursing home patient who was evacuated following a snowstorm last week.

Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog

Associated Press

A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month.

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

- Associated Press

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

- Associated Press

Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

Group: Facility for disabled botched rape report

- Associated Press

Staff members at a Montana facility for developmentally disabled people didn't follow agency protocol or state law and allowed possible evidence to be destroyed after a resident reported being raped, an advocacy group claimed.

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2014, file photo shows Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell talking ahead of the second open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace during a visit to Miami's Florida International University College of Law. The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at malls starting Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday, and they said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

- Associated Press

The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

FILE - in this July 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Inhofe, who will take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January, said in a statement late Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2104, that a stricter standard to be announced Wednesday by the Obama administration on smog-forming pollution allowed in the air "will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades." He vowed "vigorous oversight" of the proposal in his new position. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

- Associated Press

In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.

ADVANCE FOR USE THURSDAY, NOV. 27, AND THEREAFTER- In this Oct. 31, 2014, photo, Scotty Reynolds, left, peeks around a corner at childhood photos of himself in Lexington, N.C. Separated from his parents at a young age and sent to group homes, the mentally disabled man, with help from his "guardian angel" and members of the community, is now poised to have a home of his own. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

'Guardian angel,' community join to give man home

- Associated Press

She'd warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but "Mr. I Don't Listen" ignored her, as usual. Now, here he sat, moaning about how someone he'd taken in had trashed his apartment and stolen his computer.

Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. Images showing combinations of data and graphics were collected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

- Associated Press

Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.