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  • Viagra ads target women for 1st time

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a...

  • South Dakota's infant mortality rate drops in 2013

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's infant mortality rate dropped last year but there were more deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The state Health Department says there were 80 infant deaths in 2013, for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was down...

  • Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug Take-Back initiative over the weekend. The goal of the day was to ensure that people have a safe and...

  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow...

  • Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who's showing signs of the Ebola virus. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday. The Centers for...

  • Md. police expand search for missing autistic man

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland police have expanded their search for a Frederick man with autism who has been missing since Thursday. Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington said Tuesday that the department has disseminated photos of 24-year-old Tijuani Jones to every state in the...

  • Blue Cross tells some customers they must shift

    Updated: 12 min ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A major insurer is telling thousands of New Mexico residents that they'll have to select new plans for individual health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico last week sent a letter to customers now covered by individual insurance plans that...

  • Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a news release that the two cases were reported in young children — one from Forrest County and...

  • US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded...

  • 10th Colorado child showing paralysis, muscle weakening

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado health officials have confirmed a 10th case of paralysis-like symptoms in a child. Dr. Larry Wolk, director of the Department of Public Health and Environment, said Monday all 10 cases are being handled by Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Six of the 10...

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