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  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else. Samantha Power, the envoy to the United Nations, has been openly critical of the quarantine...

  • A new hip, with help from an old friend

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he's expected to receive today and that he said will change his life. "I feel like he's my family," said Braxton. "It's just what...

  • Correction: Tobacco Conference story

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 30 about a medical tobacco conference, The Associated Press misidentified the CEO of the American Cancer Society. His name is John Seffrin, not John Steffen. A corrected version of the story is below: CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African...

  • Massachusetts hospitals announce Ebola plan

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Six Massachusetts hospitals have formed a collaborative system to handle Ebola patients, even though there have been no Ebola cases in the state and public health officials say the risk is "extremely low." The Department of Public Health announced Friday that Baystate...

  • Tulsa patient tests positive for malaria

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say a person who fell ill after recently visiting west Africa has tested positive for malaria. Health officials had placed the individual in isolation at a Tulsa hospital as a precaution because the person had recently visited Sierra...

  • Former Northwestern researcher settles fraud suit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University cancer research physician will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle claims of federal research grant fraud. In a news release, the FBI says Dr. Charles L. Bennett of Columbia, South Carolina, agreed to settle the lawsuit filed by...

  • Maine CDC issues hepatitis A alert

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a worker at a Cumberland County restaurant infected with hepatitis A may have exposed customers. The agency says the worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 and after examining the food and beverage...

  • W.Va. receives $1.2M in federal health funding

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for health programs primarily benefiting women and children. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced the funding for the state health department's Office of Maternal, Child and...

  • WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected from contaminated droplets and fluids. But...