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  • Children's Hospital doctor heads group

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Children's Hospital physician has been elected president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists. The hospital says Dr. Joseph Ortenberg will serve a one-year term. The group's main purposes are promoting treatment quality and education about...

  • 19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The cases announced Monday raise to 22 the number of dengue infections thought...

  • Officials urging holiday blood donations

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off. Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal...

  • No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for...

  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    Yesterday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three...

  • Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility. Now, finger-pointing and traded jabs of mismanagement...

  • John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a...

  • WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital,...

  • Va. facility processes crab blood for med tests

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with...

  • Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. "The Farewell Party" centers on a group of Jerusalem...

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