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  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    Updated: 21 min ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help more children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania representative...

  • Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia. Now Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the...

  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. The Centers for Disease Control on Monday sent a health alert to U.S. doctors about the outbreak. There are no travel...

  • Liberians in Minnesota worry about Ebola outbreak

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Minnesota's sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman's husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading....

  • Idaho officials: Prison takeover had 'challenges'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate...

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. An agreement...

  • Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles. That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that...

  • Chafee holding ceremony on breast density bill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ceremonially signing legislation aimed at raising awareness of a potential risk factor for breast cancer. The legislation passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any...

  • Texas doctor's family under 21-day fever watch

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — State health officials say the family of an American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is under a 21-day fever watch, but it's believed they had no contact with anyone with the deadly disease. A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health...

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