• Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola,...

  • Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old. Horn is among thousands of...

  • Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in South Dakota animals

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Animal Industry Board says two cases of vesicular stomatitis virus have been confirmed in livestock in the western part of the state. The highly contagious animal disease is transmitted by flies and midges. It can infect horses, cattle, sheep, goats...

  • Litvinenko widow accuses Putin of ordering husband killing

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Nine years after former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko drank radioactive tea at a London hotel, an inquiry into his death ended Friday with his widow claiming President Vladimir Putin ordered the killing — and Moscow accusing Britain of politicizing the probe....

  • UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue. "We have reached an important milestone...

  • Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions. Patients in the capital, Accra, lined up on Friday at medical facilities, hoping the strike wouldn't affect...

  • DIDD conducts second training session for law enforcement

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is continuing to help Tennessee law enforcement officials in their interaction with people with disabilities. The agency conducted its second training session on Wednesday. More than a dozen special...

  • Federal grant targets urban health disparities in Oklahoma

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Researchers at the University of Oklahoma's College of Nursing are using a $300,000 federal grant to focus on improving health and eliminating urban health disparities in the state. The proposed study couples community outreach with an enhanced web-based health...

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco. The suit says those inflated prices...

  • Alabama judge orders hearing on prisoner's abortion request

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a hearing Thursday after an Alabama prisoner dropped her request to be allowed a trip out of jail to obtain an abortion. U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon told authorities to have the woman in court for a hearing Friday morning in Florence....

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