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  • State Fair pigs test positive for swine flu strain

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three pigs exhibited at the recent North Dakota State Fair in Minot have tested positive for a strain of swine flu. The state Agriculture Department says results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory show the pigs tested positive for the H3N2 influenza...

  • APNewsBreak: Democrat to be SC governor briefly

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill will temporarily serve as South Carolina's chief executive on Friday, while Gov. Nikki Haley undergoes surgery on her right arm. A Haley aide told The Associated Press the Republican governor will have outpatient surgery for...

  • Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

    Updated: 48 min ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola. Col. Ali Aden Houmed told The Associated Press late Thursday that the Union decided to...

  • W.Va. gets fed funds for mental health services

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1 million in federal funding for mental health services. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said the money will help support four health centers in the state to establish or expand behavioral health...

  • LSU Health Shreveport welcomes biggest class ever

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport welcomes its largest class ever Friday, with 125 students comprising the Class of 2018. Interim Dean John Marymont says the number of students is seven more than the previous year and the first step toward the...

  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C. The decision allows only a narrow set of Medicaid patients to be treated with the $1,000-per-pill drug known as...

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry...

  • Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease. Dr. Kent Brantly is in the isolation ward of a hospital where he had been treating Ebola patients on behalf of the Christian aid...

  • Medical pot backers hope to speed task force work

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Potential medical marijuana patients and family members said Thursday they hope to assuage police concerns as the state builds up its new program allowing the treatment of eight illnesses with some forms of cannabis. The four patient advocates on the task force...

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