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  • 3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe. The announcements raised worries about...

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said...

  • Coroner: Idaho woman died of blunt force trauma

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County coroner says a southwest Idaho woman found dead in a cornfield died of blunt force trauma to the head. Authorities made the announcement Tuesday following an autopsy on 36-year-old Selena Dawn Thomas. Her body was found Thursday near Melba....

  • UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany. The man, whose name and condition are being withheld for patient...

  • New Mexico's infant mortality rate drops

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the state's infant mortality rate has dropped significantly. The state Department of Health said Tuesday the latest figures show a decrease from 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 to 5.4 in 2013. Health Secretary...

  • Amid Ebola fears, Air France urged to stop flights

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — France's government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region that has killed more than 1,400 people. The government said Wednesday that the epidemic's growth — notably in Liberia and Sierra...

  • Sex educator's tips for parents on The Talk

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE. What he doesn't do: pass around anatomy...

  • Vermont getting nearly $43K for bat research

    Updated: 53 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is getting a federal grant of nearly $43,000 to support bat research and monitoring related to white nose syndrome. The funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will support conservation and recovery of six cave...

  • Camden Diocese seeks to sell nursing homes

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Camden Diocese is seeking to sell its three nursing homes. The diocese says insufficient Medicaid reimbursements created a $6 million shortfall last year. In a statement, Bishop Dennis Sullivan says the current nursing-home model cannot be sustained. The...

  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him. "I should be dead," said Nicholas,...

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