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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?
Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license
Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. Collier, his lawful wife and a woman he said he married in a “spiritual” ceremony earlier this week sought a license from officials in Billings to legalize their plural marriage. Bigamy and polygamy are illegal under both federal and Montana state law.
Aetna nears deal to buy Humana for about $34 billion: sources
U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. The offer, if it goes through, would make it the largest deal in the insurance industry, dwarfing Anthem Inc's acquisition of WellPoint in 2004 for $16.6 billion.
California cancer patient with amnesia identified by family
A Southern California cancer patient unable to recall her identity or family since she was found dazed on a street four months ago has finally reconnected with relatives after a nephew spotted her on the evening news, media reported on Thursday. The woman, whose Facebook image has circulated widely on the Internet and was previously known only as Sam, was identified on Wednesday night as Pennsylvania native Ashley Manetta, 53, according to San Diego's NBC television affiliate. The TV station, which originally broke the story about a California cancer patient with amnesia, said the two siblings then spoke by telephone.
New Embassies Open Door to Cuba's Health Care Triumphs
As President Obama proclaimed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 50 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) was simultaneously celebrating Cuba Wednesday as the first country ever to eliminate mother-to-child transmissions of HIV/AIDS and congenital syphilis. Dr. Roberto Morales, minister of public health and the first Cuban minister to come to the United States since 1952, visited Washington, D.C., to discuss the historic success. While the monumental public health achievement was the intended focus of his news conference, Obama’s news was critical to the process.
Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study
There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color. People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study, published this week, examined genetic samples from 1,263 people with alcohol dependency and found that those with lighter eyes, especially blue eyes, appeared to develop alcoholism at a higher rate.
For first time, gene therapy shows promise in cystic fibrosis
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists conducting a major trial of a therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis say the treatment has showed significant benefit for the first time in patients' lung function. The technique, developed with the technology commercialization firm Imperial Innovations, replaces the defective gene behind the inherited lung disease by using inhaled molecules of DNA to deliver a normal working copy of the gene to lung cells. "Patients who received the gene therapy showed a significant, if modest, benefit in tests of lung function compared with the placebo group," said Eric Alton, a professor at Imperial College London who led the trial.
Washington state reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said on Thursday. The woman from Clallam County, in northwestern Washington, was most likely exposed to measles at a medical facility during a recent outbreak in the area, the state Health Department said in a statement on its website. The cause of her death was ruled by medical examiners as pneumonia due to measles, according to the agency.
John Smoltz the 1st HOFer following Tommy John surgery
When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery.
Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee
A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said. Homes and businesses were evacuated following the derailment around midnight Wednesday of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, near Maryville, the officials they said. Local officials said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was monitoring air quality in the area.