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  • Massachusetts wins $400K prescription drug grant

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to help combat prescription drug abuse. Gov. Deval Patrick, who has declared opioid abuse a public health emergency, said Friday that the grant will help improve the state's...

  • Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday. The virus was transmitted to the...

  • Miriam finishes emergency department renovation

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Miriam Hospital has finished a major emergency department renovation that it says will reduce patients' visit time and improve privacy. The 247-bed hospital's expanded emergency department has 52 private rooms and five triage bays. Officials say clinicians...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ___ Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning...

  • FDA revises food safety rules due next year

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after...

  • 2 children positive for severe respiratory illness

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Two children recently treated at a Seattle hospital tested positive for enterovirus D-68, a severe respiratory illness, health officials said Friday. Confirmation of these cases are "the tip of the iceberg," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, chief of communicable disease and...

  • Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems. The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo...

  • US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the...

  • CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were...

  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub. Germany...

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