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  • Boulder puts off anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    BOULDER — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now, a Colorado city is holding off on displaying a human-size cage used in the campaign after a school district raised concerns. The city...

  • Drought blamed for death of dozens of Reno ducks

    Yesterday

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno city parks officials have blamed degraded water quality due to the drought for the deaths of dozens of ducks at a pair of urban lakes. A total of 24 dead ducks have been found at Virginia Lake in recent weeks and a similar number at Teglia's Paradise Pond, parks...

  • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as needed had healthier blood...

  • Miss. officials: Second death from West Nile virus

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials are reporting a second death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health says Tuesday that the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also...

  • Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers. The legislation was prompted by safety and health...

  • UA nursing school gets birth simulation mannequin

    Yesterday

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' nursing school at the Fayetteville campus is to demonstrate a new mannequin that simulates childbirth. The demonstration is set for 4 p.m. Thursday and will show how the mannequin integrates the physiology of the mother and baby....

  • Orange County agency reports West Nile death

    Yesterday

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County health authorities say an elderly Seal Beach woman with underlying medical conditions and complications of a West Nile virus infection has died. The county health agency said in a statement Tuesday that test results received this week confirmed...

  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain...

  • 4 W.Va. nurses allowed to work amid drug test woes

    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The state Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses let nurses practice while...

  • Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

    Yesterday

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast's football federation said Tuesday that it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month's home game against Sierra Leone. Ivory...

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