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  • Turtles recovering at Florida Keys facility

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital are caring for 30 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia days after they were rescued from a frigid beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Hospital officials said Wednesday that each...

  • Va. women's prison health care lawsuit settled

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposed settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that claimed medical care at a Virginia women's prison is so shoddy that it violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A notice of a "settlement in principle" was filed in U.S....

  • Bristol-Myers: FDA blocks hepatitis C drug for now

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    U.S. regulators have declined to approve Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir as part of a combination hepatitis C treatment with another antiviral drug called asunaprevir. The company said Wednesday that data it submitted to the Food and Drug Administration to win approval of...

  • See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting. "People call me because their dogs are having...

  • Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands. The rare success, overshadowed by the Ebola...

  • Group: Facility for disabled botched rape report

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Staff members at a Montana facility for developmentally disabled people didn't follow agency protocol or state law and allowed possible evidence to be destroyed after a resident reported being raped, an advocacy group claimed. Disability Rights Montana said the...

  • Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports they were having seizures. A police spokesman says there's no apparent reason for the deaths. The Audubon Society has been called in to help with the investigation. The birds were...

  • 4 new flu hospitalizations reported in Oklahoma

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports four new hospitalizations due to the flu this season. The department said Wednesday that 24 people have now been hospitalized this season, which began Sept. 28. The department says there have been no deaths due to...

  • At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around. But their isolation was interrupted each morning by a visit from a public...

  • Foyt still in Houston hospital after heart surgery

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt remains in a Houston hospital, more than two weeks after he had triple-bypass surgery on his heart. Anne Fornoro, the spokesman for Foyt's two-car IndyCar team, said in a release Wednesday there was a post-surgical...

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