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Two US Ebola patients leave hospital free of the disease

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August 21, 2014
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Two American missionaries who were sickened with Ebola while working in Liberia and were treated with an experimental drug are doing better and have left the hospital, doctors say on August 21, 2014. Duration: 01:05 Video provided by AFP


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Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) — New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Obama Pushes Paid Leave for Working Parents

Obama Pushes Paid Leave for Working Parents

AP (Jan. 15, 2015) — President Barack Obama is renewing a push for Congress, cities and states to provide paid leave for workers. He directed federal agencies Thursday to advance six weeks of paid sick leave that federal workers could use as paid family leave. (Jan. 15) Video provided by AP
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Obama Asks For Paid Leave In SOTU Speech

Obama Asks For Paid Leave In SOTU Speech

Newsy (Jan. 20, 2015) — The president is proposing paid parental leave and paid sick leave — an all-out retooling of the archaic Family and Medical Leave Act. Video provided by Newsy
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