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  • Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

    A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

  • ** FILE ** This June 28, 2012, file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law. One of the most visible opponents of Obama's overhaul, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, now says: "if I can get to yes, I want to get to yes." (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

    Florida Republicans pull the reins on Gov. Scott's Medicaid expansion plans

    Florida's Gov. Rick Scott may have jumped the gun a bit with his recent announcement that he supports Obamacare's expansions to Medicaid, after all. Just minutes after his announcement, lawmakers in the state were rallying in opposition.

  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania shows signs of Obamacare-Medicaid cave

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, one of many Republicans to rail against Obamacare, may now join his fellow GOP governors for a different cause: accepting the federal government's terms and jumping aboard the Medicaid money train.

  • Rite Aid expands online doctor service

    Rite Aid has expanded an online doctor service for its drugstore customers that is limited to virtual visits but cheaper than a traditional primary care appointment.

  • Rite Aid expands online clinic program

    Rite Aid Corp. has expanded a new drugstore clinic that allows customers to visit virtually with doctors who can diagnose conditions and prescribe medications based on a 10-minute consultation.

  • CEO: Risks key for Merck to succeed, help patients

    Merck & Co. CEO Kenneth C. Frazier is convinced nearly everyone, from patients to long-term investors, wants the world's third-largest drugmaker to take big risks.

  • WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident

    People exposed to the highest doses of radiation during Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011 may have a slightly higher risk of cancer but one so small it probably won't be detectable, the World Health Organization said in a report released Thursday.

  • WHO: Slight cancer risk after Japan nuke accident

    Two years after Japan's nuclear plant disaster, an international team of experts said Thursday that residents of areas hit by the highest doses of radiation face an increased cancer risk so small it probably won't be detectable.

  • Governors using Obamacare in Medicaid talks

    Governors are increasingly embracing a key part of President Obama's health law by expanding their Medicaid programs — but they are using the law as a bargaining chip to try to win more flexibility for how they run their own state programs.

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