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  • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as needed had healthier blood...

  • Miss. officials: Second death from West Nile virus

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials are reporting a second death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health says Tuesday that the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also...

  • Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers. The legislation was prompted by safety and health...

  • UA nursing school gets birth simulation mannequin

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' nursing school at the Fayetteville campus is to demonstrate a new mannequin that simulates childbirth. The demonstration is set for 4 p.m. Thursday and will show how the mannequin integrates the physiology of the mother and baby....

  • Orange County agency reports West Nile death

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County health authorities say an elderly Seal Beach woman with underlying medical conditions and complications of a West Nile virus infection has died. The county health agency said in a statement Tuesday that test results received this week confirmed...

  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain...

  • 4 W.Va. nurses allowed to work amid drug test woes

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The state Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses let nurses practice while...

  • Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast's football federation said Tuesday that it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month's home game against Sierra Leone. Ivory...

  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World...

  • At least 45 sickened after consuming Utah raw milk

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Health officials say at least 45 people have come down sick after consuming raw milk products from a Weber County dairy. Officials from the Utah Department of Health say they've received nearly three dozen reports of campylobacter infections, which cause diarrhea,...

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