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WASHINGTON | Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 healthy adult […]

FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago. In a surprising new policy statement, the American Heart Association backs electronic cigarettes as a last resort to help smokers quit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

This concept, called harm reduction, “is probably the most important and the most contentious issue that the tobacco community is dealing with right now,” said Tom Glynn, who recently retired as the Cancer Society’s top scientist on the e-cigarette issue.

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows a displaced Syrian child receiving vaccination against polio at one of the Syrian refugee camps in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already gotten the drops boosted their immunity. World Health Organization officials say the combination strategy could help finally eradicate polio. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari, File)

“It could play a major role in completing the job of polio eradication once and for all,” said Dr. Hamid Jafari, WHO’s director of polio operations, who led the study published Thursday in the journal Science.

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