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  • More hospitals to test newborns for heart defects

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More New Mexico hospitals are about to start screening all newborns for a type of heart disease. State health officials say some hospitals already test for a group of heart defects that cause severe, life-threatening symptoms but that others will start doing so...

  • UGA Pharmacy students plan tobacco cessation class

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Pharmacy students at the University of Georgia College are planning sessions to help people quit smoking or chewing tobacco as the campus prepares to go tobacco free. University System of Georgia officials approved the system wide tobacco ban this spring. The ban...

  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than...

  • 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and...

  • 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

    By Susan Edelman, New York Post
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World...

  • Judge refuses to dismiss suit over animal massage

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit in which Arizona animal massage therapists are suing a state board that wants to regulate the therapists as practicing veterinarian medicine. The ruling by Judge David Udall of Maricopa County Superior Court says the potential...

  • Former Colorado resident, missionary, tests positive for Ebola

    By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A former Colorado resident working in Liberia for a non-profit treating Ebola has tested positive for the disease. Nancy Writebol, who is originally from Evergreen, is a missionary with Serving in Mission and was a part of a joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team treating Ebola patients in...

  • Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana. A split ruling issued Friday by a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel in Tucson overturns a Cochise County Superior Court judge's order that a drug-case...

  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Telegraph Herald. July 27, 2014. Branstad's nix of solar grant disappointing "I think the state of Iowa has the potential to be the leader of renewable energy." That was Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011. Branstad said he believed alternative energy development could be the key to...

  • Kansas City, Kansas, abortion clinic closed

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, disclosed on its website that the clinic closed...

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