FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

U.S. regulators have greenlighted a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for prescription medications aimed at the nation’s 78 million obese adults.

File. The VA Hospital in Fort Wayne.

ICU coming back to Fort Wayne VA Hospital

A spokesman at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Fort Wayne says it has filled the needed clinical jobs so it can reopen its four-bed intensive care unit.

This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. The World Health Organization on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.

In this August 28, 2014 photo, soda ash is added to water in the flocculation room at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant in Toledo, Ohio. Those charged with keeping drinking water safe are often left searching for solutions on their own and sharing what they’ve learned, like the water plant operators along Lake Erie where algae-produced toxins contaminated the Toledo water supply for 400,000 people in early August. (AP Photo/The Blade, Andy Morrison)

After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

Spurred by the water emergency, that saw thousands lining up for water for two days in early August, a growing chorus is calling for the U.S. EPA to create a national standard.

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Housing for IU cancer therapy patients to close

Officials with Jill’s House announced Thursday that the 25-room housing complex will close Dec. 31, the same day the IU Health Proton Therapy Center and IU Cyclotron close their doors.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo,  a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he is expected to arrive sometime Friday. Sacra will begin treatment in the hospital's special isolation unit, believed to be the largest in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

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Study: More than 8 in 10 US homes forbid smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found smoking is even forbidden in nearly half of homes where an adult smoker resides, up from one in 10 households with smokers in the early 1990s.

Google’s health startup forges venture with AbbVie

Google’s ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.  Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

WHO: New Ebola fears mount in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria had believed that Ebola was largely contained within Africa’s most populous country after a sick traveler from Liberia brought the disease to Lagos.