Summary Box: Johnson & Johnson buying Crucell for $2.41 billion

Summary Box: Johnson & Johnson buying Crucell

Donors pledge $11.7 billion to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria _ below $17 billion needed

Donors pledge $11.7 billion to fight AIDS, TB

Bedbugs make their way into federal building housing USAID offices in Washington

Bedbugs make their way into federal office in DC

Cholera in West African nations spreading at “alarming” rate, aid group says

Cholera in Africa spreading at ‘alarming’ rate

Howard Stern’s NYC studio building, limousine fumigated for bedbugs

Bedbugs hit Howard Stern’s NYC studios, limousine

Insect experts bring bedbugs to suburban Chicago hotel for summit on bloodsucking pests

Bedbug experts bring samples to Chicago-area hotel

UN sends emergency team to Nigeria after more than 200 children die from lead poisoning

UN sends crisis team to Nigeria after lead deaths

Whooping cough in California has infected 4,000 and killed 9; infections continue to rise


CDC: Overall toddler vaccination rates are good, but a decline in measles shots a concern

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AMA, other groups remind health providers: Pregnant women need flu shots

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New gene that turns any bacteria into drug-resistant superbugs is found in 3 states, Canada

New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states

Pediatricians endorses mandatory flu vaccinations for doctors, nurses, other health workers

Group backs mandatory flu vaccinations for doctors

AP Exclusive: Owner of peanut company linked to 9 salmonella deaths back in food business

AP Exclusive: Back in business after peanut deaths

US smoking rate remains flat at about 21 percent of adults, frustrating health officials

US smoking rate still stuck at 1 in 5 adults

Japan confirms its first case of new superbug gene in man returning from India

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UNICEF: Cholera outbreak in Cameroon ‘worst in 20 years’ with hundreds dead

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WHO official: Faster, more vaccine production needed for next flu pandemic

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Cholera kills 41 in Central African nation of Chad; outbreaks also in Nigeria, Cameroon

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STORY REMOVED: VA–Salmonella Outbreak-Peanuts

STORY REMOVED: VA–Salmonella Outbreak-Peanuts

TB breakthrough: New test diagnoses disease in under 2 hours; tells if it’s drug-resistant

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European Medicines Agency investigates if there’s a link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy


Sebelius and Baucus rebuffed in Mont. after touting health care coverage for asbestos victims

Sebelius, Baucus rebuked in Mont. over health care

World Health Organization opens path for international procurement of Pfizer’s Prevenar 13

WHO gives Pfizer vaccine nod for int’l procurement

3 biggest US drug chains sell flu shots months earlier; feds have advised for all but newborns

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Delaware pediatrician accused of serial pedophilia may also have given patients bad vaccines

Accused Del. doctor may have given bad vaccines

Tobacco use on the silver screen down; still shown in half of PG-13 movies, study shows

Study: Smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

Despite anti-tobacco efforts, 301M people still smoke in China; secondhand smoke significant


Summary Box: After 16 pct vaccine sales jump in 2009, strong growth forecasted in next 5 years

Summary Box: Vaccines sales seen keeping momentum

Report: Vaccine sales jumped 16 percent in 2009, will keep growing fast, led by kids’ shots

Vaccine sales up 16 pct in 2009, still growing

Frozen fruit pulp used in smoothies tied to rare US outbreak of typhoid fever in West

CDC: Fruit pulp linked to rare US typhoid cases

Was it the chicken? Poultry, beef, leafy greens named top culprits in food poisoning outbreaks

Poultry fingered as No. 1 food poisoning culprit

British doctors warn new superbug found in patients from India, Pakistan could spread widely


US doctors told to avoid 1 flu shot brand for kids because of fever, convulsions in Australia

Docs told to avoid 1 flu shot brand for small kids

Peru’s health minister says plague outbreak has killed teenager, infected at least 31 people

Peru plague outbreak kills 1, infects at least 31

Uganda anthrax outbreak kills 82 hippos, 9 buffalo in national park, spokesman says

Uganda anthrax outbreak kills 82 hippos in reserve

Go on, give it a try: DC works to educate women on female condom use to fight HIV epidemic

DC pushes female condoms to fight HIV epidemic

Former Browns center LeCharles Bentley sues team over career-ending staph infection

Former Browns center Bentley sues team over staph

AIDS breakthrough: Vaginal gel helps prevent HIV, herpes infections, African study finds

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AIDS conference chief calls for universal access to treatment of deadly disease

AIDS conference chief lashes out at world leaders

Obama calls for political will to increase efforts in preventing HIV/AIDS, improving care

Obama promises commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS

Danish company delivers 1 million doses of next-generation smallpox vaccine to US stockpile

Next-generation smallpox vaccine being stockpiled

UN: Number of young people with HIV in Africa is falling in countries hardest hit by the virus


Obama HIV/AIDS strategy calls for reduced rate of infection, better care for sufferers

Obama HIV/AIDS plan calls for reducing infections

Puerto Rico warns dengue outbreak may reach record as virus claims year’s 3rd local fatality

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AP IMPACT: 40 million doses of expired swine flu vaccine to be burned; $260 million lost

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Is there an app for blood donations? Journal calls for Facebook drive to get young donors

Journal calls for Facebook blood donor drive

Foreign visitor to Wal-Mart meeting hospitalized; Ark Health Department investigating


CDC: Nigerian lead poisoning outbreak ‘unprecedented’ as doctors struggle to help ill children

CDC: Nigeria lead poisoning crisis ‘unprecedented’

Report says FDA stretched too thin, struggles to keep food safe

Report says FDA struggles to keep food safe

W.Va. urges hepatitis tests for 2,000 in 5 states, D.C., after outbreak linked to clinic

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