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  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals. Three cases of equine herpesvirus have been documented this year in...

  • North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Officials said two people died from the flu last week, bringing the deaths from the viral illness to 100. The worst week came in late January, when a dozen people died....

  • Rochester mayor hospitalized with flu

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized with the flu. Local media report that Warren went to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance late Wednesday. A spokeswoman says Warren was suffering from the flu and dehydration, but is getting better. Warren...

  • Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations sued the federal government in January. They're trying...

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jQ9bg9 ) about 74 people fell ill from norovirus at an April 5 wedding in West...

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of...

  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring...

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia had sued University General Hospital on Thursday, accusing the...

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have endorsed a final attempt by Democrats this session to expand health care coverage to more than 70,000 low-income residents. Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid coverage for one year while seeking a waiver from the...

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