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  • 2014 a big Lyme disease year in upper New England

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Public health officials in northern New England say 2014 was another big year for Lyme disease in the region. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Sheila Pinette says the state is likely to exceed last year's record high of 1,384 cases of the...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Yesterday

    The Day of New London (Conn.), Dec. 19, 2014 President Obama offered a succinct reason for a major change in United States foreign policy toward Cuba: The old policy was an abject failure. "These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It's time for a new approach," said...

  • NY law limits probes of unconventional medicine

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York law has been changed to prohibit state investigations of doctors for unconventional treatments of diseases, specifically including Lyme disease. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure this week, saying it was conditioned on legislators agreeing to additional...

  • UK, Canadian military leaves to join Ebola fight

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak. British officials said Saturday that 16 reservists and 100 regular military personnel left on a morning flight from the Brize Norton...

  • UGA vet school to host shelter medicine conference

    Yesterday

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia's veterinary school is set to host a conference on shelter medicine. The university says the seventh annual Shelter Medicine Symposium is set for Jan. 11. The event focuses on best practices in medicine and management for local and regional...

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in...

  • Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury ruled Friday that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher in one of its schools by firing her after church officials learned she was trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization. The group of five...

  • Record number of students in Arkansas rural consortium

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A record number of students have been accepted into the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium. The consortium is a group of eight community colleges that collaborate to provide students an opportunity for an associate degree in Registered Nursing. This...

  • US nurse exposed to Ebola released from DC hospital

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been released from the hospital. The facility said in an email Friday that the patient has no clinical or laboratory evidence of...

  • Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the...

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