• 2 ex-Wesleyan students face US charges over drug overdoses

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two former Wesleyan University students pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges they distributed synthetic party drugs that resulted in on-campus overdoses and sent 11 people to hospitals. The defendants, Zachary Kramer, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Eric...

  • Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee endorsed a bill Friday that seeks to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren but lawmakers balked at an effort to prohibit parents from using the philosophical exemption to send their unvaccinated kids to school. The Health...

  • Senate approves requiring vaccinations for day care workers

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Day care workers would have to be vaccinated, under a bill moving through the California Legislature. The state Senate on Friday approved the bill by Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia, sending it to the Assembly on a 34-3 vote. SB792 passed a week...

  • Penrose-St. Francis treatments help prevent future strokes

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Sponsored feature: At age 69, Restituta Kilmer had her first stroke; at age 72, she had her second – and what should be her last, thanks to the quick action of the stroke management team at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Penrose-St. Francis provides 24/7 advanced stroke treatment...

  • US appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swap

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had...

  • Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people —...

  • Boston, several suburbs see major population growth

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston-area residents who feel there are more cars on the roads and a little less elbow room on the subway may be right. The U.S. Census Bureau in estimates released this week said Boston and four of its immediate suburbs added the most new residents from July 1, 2013 to...

  • Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. The Ebola...

  • Stent saves local man’s last functioning carotid artery

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Sponsored feature: On a typical day last fall, 76-year-old Joe Johann tilted his head back in front of the bathroom mirror and reached up to put a couple of eye drops in each eye. “As soon as I put my arms down I started getting dizzy,” he said. “I realized later, when my arm was...

  • Police arrest 2nd suspect in dispensary office robbery

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a second suspect in the armed robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary's corporate office in Phoenix. Phoenix police say 44-year-old Robert Veto Gastelum is being held on suspicion of burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, armed...

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