• Bellevue family donates $6M to UW for Alzheimer's research

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer's disease has donated $6?million to the University of Washington to advance cutting-edge research into the devastating and incurable brain disorder. Officials with the Ellison Foundation and UW Medicine announced...

  • Sen. McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will travel the state this week to hear about the concerns of senior citizens in Missouri on retirement, fraud and healthy living. McCaskill will hold eight events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the...

  • 3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region's Ebola outbreak has killed more...

  • More restaurants in Portland passing health inspections

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safety courses and an increase in inspectors have led to more restaurants passing health inspections. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1BAtgwC ) that only 6.4 percent of...

  • House Democrat introduces bills to create breast milk banks

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Human milk banks would be created and regulated to help nourish premature babies under legislation introduced by a member of the Michigan House's Democratic minority. Rep. Erika Geiss of Taylor unveiled her legislation last week to set standards for human milk...

  • NDSU gets $435K grant for heart, vascular disease research

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Researchers at North Dakota State University have received more than $400,000 in federal funds to study heart and vascular diseases. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the $435,000 academic research grant. Hoeven...

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended use of the Bexsero vaccine last year, and the government has...

  • Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he's not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600...

  • Schumer urges outlawing gender-based wage discrimination

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation to outlaw gender-based pay discrimination. The New York Democrat says a recent study shows that unfairness even extends to nursing, where males are paid more than female counterparts. The Journal of...

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devastating acts of violence, but experts say certain personality disorders...

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