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  • Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some vital vaccines did not work well. Federal laboratories were careless...

  • Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

    Yesterday

    Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution....

  • 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox

    Yesterday

    PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox. Authorities say it's the second state prison this week where inmates are in isolation as a precaution to prevent chickenpox from...

  • National events played out in Minnesota in 2014

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some events that grabbed Americans' attention the most in 2014 played out on a smaller stage in Minnesota, from questions of race and policing to Ebola, terrorism, and the Republican resurgence. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura returned to the national stage when he won a...

  • Doctors hope Christmas break slows flu in SC

    Yesterday

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School systems across South Carolina say they are happy for the Christmas break for a different reason this year — it provides a good chance to stop a flu outbreak. Several school districts warned parents of a high number of absences before the break started...

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    Yesterday

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9...

  • Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was stolen in October. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare started mailing letters Friday to affected patients and promised to take steps...

  • Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

    Yesterday

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future — one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 — was put down Thursday....

  • Ohio group helps vets through physical activity

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For one Ohio Army National Guard veteran, the challenges of deployment to Afghanistan continued when she returned home, as she tried to adjust to a sometimes bewildering civilian world while coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Another vet who was in the...

  • State: Local options needed for juvenile offenders

    Yesterday

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — When juvenile offenders appear before Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge Scott Myren, he tries to get them help they need in the northern communities he presides over. It's not always an easy process. In his circuit's sparsely populated counties, juveniles may re-offend...

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