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  • Official: Underreporting caused cancer rate 'dip'

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official says a puzzling decline in rates of melanoma cases in Arizona turned out to be a combination of shortcomings that has led to improvements in the state's reporting system for skin cancer. Health Services Director Will Humble says a task...

  • Lephart named dean of UK's health sciences college

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky says its new dean of the College of Health Sciences is a nationally recognized scholar in sports medicine and the physical performance of military personnel. UK Provost Christine Riordan says Scott Lephart will take over as dean next...

  • California issues risk-based Ebola quarantine

    Yesterday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials on Wednesday ordered people returning from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients to be monitored for the disease and left it up to county officers to decide how, including a 21-day quarantine. Dr. Ron...

  • Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting...

  • Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to...

  • Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. In...

  • Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return...

  • Penn State's Keiser has another surgery on bowel

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State safety Ryan Keiser underwent additional surgery on Wednesday to repair a bowel injury he suffered in practice last week. Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson said in a statement approved by Keiser's family that he remained in an intensive care unit...

  • WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra Leone and there is still a...

  • Australian surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old competition surfer said on Thursday he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the Australian east coast. Ryan Hunt was recovering in Manning Hospital and awaiting surgery to deep cuts and puncture wounds to his left foot and ankle...

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