• 10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone says it found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown and an official says the West African nation is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic. Alfred Palo Conteh, head of the country's Ebola response, said Wednesday that...

  • New Jersey to look at adding medical marijuana conditions

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    New Jersey is preparing to consider adding conditions that qualify patients for using medical marijuana, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said Wednesday. She said she will assemble a panel of medical experts to make recommendations. Under state regulations, the process can start...

  • Las Vegas psychiatric hospital reaccredited after scandal

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas psychiatric hospital is now reaccredited after an embarrassing patient busing scandal in 2013. The Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services agency announced Tuesday that the Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital won accreditation from the national Joint...

  • App enables self-reporting of possible Ebola symptoms in Md.

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore company and Maryland public health officials are announcing a smartphone and Web application for self-reporting possible Ebola symptoms. Emocha Mobile Health Inc. said Wednesday that people returning from affected West African nations can use the app to...

  • Many Colorado insanity plea patients still hospitalized

    Associated Press
    Updated: 27 min ago

    PUEBLO — More than half of the patients committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo during the past 10 years after being found not guilty by reason of insanity are still there. Hospital officials say 135 patients were committed to the state hospital over the past 10...

  • Illinois has approved 2,000 medical marijuana patients

    Updated: 48 min ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois approved about 400 new patient applications for medical marijuana during March, bringing the total to 2,000 patients with complete paperwork. The Illinois Department of Public Health released the updated numbers Wednesday. The health department says...

  • Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague

    Updated: 48 min ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services. More than 5,000 doctors took part in the action and...

  • USDA awards nearly $200K to New Mexico groups for food aid

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Santa Fe-based organizations are getting federal grants to support programs that help people receiving nutritional assistance to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced $31.5 million of funding...

  • Detroit Food Policy Council hosts annual summit this week

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Food Policy Council is hosting an annual summit as part of efforts to help improve access to high-quality food in the city. The "Detroit Food 2015" event takes place a Focus: HOPE and runs through Thursday. As part of the gathering, more than 100 middle...

  • Junk food tax goes into effect on Navajo Nation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A tax on junk food sold on the Navajo Nation goes into effect Wednesday. Tribal officials passed legislation last year for an additional 2 percent sales tax on food with little to no nutritional value. The tax expires in 2020, but it can be extended by the...

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