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  • UNK to host talk on psychiatric drug alternatives

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A national mental health expert is set to speak in Kearney about alternatives to psychiatric drugs. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting the presentation by Peter Breggin. Breggin, a Harvard University-trained psychiatrist, will give his talk at 7 p.m....

  • Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources' unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say...

  • Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday. An international search began Thursday for Ashya King, who has a severe brain tumor, after his parents removed him from a...

  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported. Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington. The health department also says the virus has been detected in a...

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn't have a name yet — seems...

  • Researchers find food safety habits vary by county

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers have found widespread variations in the food safety practices used in different countries. The researchers worked with 100 consumers from India, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Estonia, Italy, Spain and two U.S. cities. From country...

  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been...

  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials...

  • Vermont officials: mosquito tips after West Nile

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With new test results indicating that West Nile virus is present in every part of Vermont, state health officials are offering tips on avoiding bites from mosquitoes that can carry the disease. They're urging people to limit their time outside at dusk and dawn...

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