• Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system. The woman's death in the spring was the first from measles in the U.S. in 12 years....

  • Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full backing of the government. Ovidio Gonzalez died Friday in the western city of Pereira after weeks of public feuding with doctors and...

  • Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison. Dr. Farid Fata's sentencing memo is sealed in Detroit federal court. But his request for a 25-year...

  • Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week. The West African country previously succeeded in containing the outbreak, despite being initially the hardest hit with more than 4,800...

  • Maryland woman injured when firework explodes in hand

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Capitol Heights woman was injured when a firework exploded in her hand. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the woman sustained traumatic injuries to three fingers Thursday night when the device exploded on...

  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce also names the...

  • 3rd case of West Nile virus confirmed in Oklahoma

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a third case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in the state. The department says a resident of Ellis County in western Oklahoma has contracted the virus. The person's name and gender were not released. The...

  • UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday. Cholera had sickened 484 people by the end of June and the number of cases continues to rise in the nation's capital of Juba, according to UNICEF....

  • Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. The ministry said that five laboratory tests showed negative results for the disease, including most recently...

  • Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week. Critics of...

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