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  • UGA Pharmacy students plan tobacco cessation class

    Yesterday

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Pharmacy students at the University of Georgia College are planning sessions to help people quit smoking or chewing tobacco as the campus prepares to go tobacco free. University System of Georgia officials approved the system wide tobacco ban this spring. The ban...

  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than...

  • 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

    Yesterday

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and...

  • Judge refuses to dismiss suit over animal massage

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit in which Arizona animal massage therapists are suing a state board that wants to regulate the therapists as practicing veterinarian medicine. The ruling by Judge David Udall of Maricopa County Superior Court says the potential...

  • Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

    Yesterday

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana. A split ruling issued Friday by a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel in Tucson overturns a Cochise County Superior Court judge's order that a drug-case...

  • Kansas City, Kansas, abortion clinic closed

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, disclosed on its website that the clinic closed...

  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Yesterday

    Telegraph Herald. July 27, 2014. Branstad's nix of solar grant disappointing "I think the state of Iowa has the potential to be the leader of renewable energy." That was Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011. Branstad said he believed alternative energy development could be the key to...

  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Yesterday

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday...

  • Workers at Santa Fe hospital reject contract offer

    Yesterday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Unionized nurses and technicians at a Santa Fe hospital have rejected another contract offer from management. Sunday's tally of the vote shows the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center workers rejected the latest offer overwhelmingly. The previous offer...

  • Scientists to call for kids' vaccine history

    Yesterday

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of Vermont parents could be hearing from medical professionals this week who will be asking about the vaccination histories of their children. It's part of a study being done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health...

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