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  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Yesterday

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting...

  • UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

    Yesterday

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation. Speaking in Kenya on Thursday, Ban called female genital mutilation a brutal practice that must be stopped to...

  • Sanford gets grant to study native infant deaths

    Yesterday

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health in Sioux Falls will use a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways of reducing infant deaths in American Indian communities. The project led by researchers Amy Elliott and Jyoti Angal received a five-year award...

  • UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors. Officials said it is designed to help single women, men with fertility problems and same-sex couples to build families. The bank was set up to counter a national shortage of sperm...

  • Report: Police need more training on mentally ill

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County need more training to handle the mentally ill. The Los Angeles Times (http://bit.ly/1tjwchD ) says the report released Wednesday comes from a consulting agency hired to find ways of keeping the...

  • Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in...

  • 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card. The department begins accepting applications from that group starting Saturday. Illinois has been processing...

  • Arkansas AG warns residents of Ebola-related scams

    Yesterday

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is urging residents to beware of Ebola-related scammers. McDaniel has issued a consumer alert and says an increasing number of organizations are offering "cures" and opportunities to donate to victims of the virus....

  • OU researchers evaluate heart disorder treatment

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are exploring a new high-tech treatment for a common heart rhythm disorder. Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2.5 million Americans. With atrial fibrillation, rapid, disorganized electrical...

  • Lephart named dean of UK's health sciences college

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky says its new dean of the College of Health Sciences is a nationally recognized scholar in sports medicine and the physical performance of military personnel. UK Provost Christine Riordan says Scott Lephart will take over as dean next...

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