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  • Marylou Sudders named Baker's HHS chief

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    BOSTON (AP) — Marylou Sudders, a former state mental health commissioner and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was tapped Friday by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration....

  • U-Md. Ebola vaccine study progresses

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore. Officials said Friday they expect preliminary results in four to eight weeks. The clinical trial will evaluate different dosages of a...

  • A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently...

  • Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase by 2 percent the sales tax on food with little to no...

  • Bill would let overdose victims avoid prosecution

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    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It's a common occurrence across Kentucky: Someone overdoses on drugs, calls for help and is then arrested for possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia. But faced with alarming increases in heroin overdose deaths, some state Republican lawmakers want to exempt...

  • Sioux Falls hospital would handle Ebola patients

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State health officials have designated a Sioux Falls hospital to "receive and potentially treat" suspected Ebola patients. South Dakota Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth says her department has selected Sanford USD Medical Center. Hollingsworth says...

  • Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state's midyear budget deficit, under a plan unveiled to...

  • Arkansas ranchers warned of acorn poison in cattle

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture is warning ranchers in the state about the possibility of acorn poisoning in cattle. Tom Troxel, the associate head of animal science at the university, says autumn's generous acorn crop may be great for deer...

  • Abortion clinic drops lawsuit against Ohio agency

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    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's last abortion clinic says it will remain open and drop its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health after the state agency approved a variance to a law that could have cost the clinic its license. The federal lawsuit filed Nov. 11 by Planned...

  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to...

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