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  • UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response. "If we continue to accelerate our response we can contain and end the outbreak by the middle of...

  • Audit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday health officials didn't follow up with 11 percent of seriously mentally ill inmates in the 30 days...

  • Health officials reporting mumps outbreak

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say an outbreak of mumps has erupted among University of Idaho students. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has confirmed 10 cases of mumps on campus, and more than 20 additional reports are being investigated both on campus and off...

  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Yesterday

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to...

  • Salmonella from bean sprouts sicken 3 Vermonters

    Yesterday

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state Health Department says three people in Vermont have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts in the Northeast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 68 people in 10 states have become sickened. The CDC...

  • Patient choice won't affect ACA rates this year

    Yesterday

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota residents purchasing insurance during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period won't see additional costs as a result of the so-called patient choice measure voters approved in November, but it's unclear how rates could be affected when...

  • Ebola victim's fiancee moves into new Dallas home

    Yesterday

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, is settling into a Dallas condominium a month after emerging from quarantine with most of her possessions destroyed and many places reluctant to rent to her. Louise Troh said Friday she is "relieved"...

  • New Jersey lets 4th dispensary grow medical pot

    Yesterday

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering cannabis to patients in the spring of 2015. The Health Department issued the permit to Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center in Cranbury...

  • 2nd NC child dies from flu complications

    Yesterday

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say a second child in North Carolina has died of complications from the flu. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported the death on its website Friday. While neither the child's age nor identity have been released, the...

  • Marylou Sudders named Baker's HHS chief

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — Marylou Sudders, a former state mental health commissioner and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was tapped Friday by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration....

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