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  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC spokesman says he resigned Tuesday. Farrell was...

  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal...

  • Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested...

  • Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling 41 tons of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the product was made with an ingredient called hydrolyzed soy protein, a known...

  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for...

  • Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed...

  • Nebraska researchers get $10M to study infections

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a $10 million grant to study antibiotic-resistant infections linked to implanted devices. Researcher Ken Bayles says his team is working to find ways to get rid of the staph infection...

  • Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities...

  • Michigan agency planning health conference in Oman

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan human services agency is organizing its first overseas health conference focusing on medical issues and innovations for Arabs. Dearborn-based ACCESS says it's accepting abstracts of scientific studies for the 7th International...

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington said the plain language of the law states that financial aid...

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