• 3 new measles cases confirmed in Clark County

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials have confirmed three new measles cases in Clark County, bringing to nine the number of confirmed cases there since the start of the year. The Southern Nevada Heath District said Friday the new cases involve two employees and a patron at Emeril's New...

  • Bulls' Gasol out for Timberwolves game with illness

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players. Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed at the shootaround that Gasol will not play. The 7-foot forward is...

  • UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. The U.N. agency said young people are particularly at risk. with data from...

  • CEO: Nonprofit hopes to continue New Mexico operations

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona nonprofit says it will submit a 90-day notice to cease providing mental health services in southern New Mexico but is willing to continue those operations under certain conditions. Dan Ranieri of Tucson-based La Frontera told The Associated Press...

  • Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation...

  • Utah State creates hotline to help grieving pet owners

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — As a first-year veterinary science student at Utah State University, it's not surprising that one of Erin Hughes' best friends is a black Labrador named Charly. "I got her as a puppy in high school," Hughes said. "She has been one of my most loyal companions for the...

  • Ex-hospice executive indicted in multimillion-dollar fraud

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice used patients who weren't terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings, according to a federal indictment. Former Horizons Hospice chief operating officer Mary Ann Stewart, 47, was...

  • Whatcom man is 7th person in Washington with measles

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — State health officials say a Whatcom County man is the seventh person in Washington state to get the measles this year. Health Department spokesman Donn Moyer says the man was exposed while visiting a contagious relative in California. They do not know if his relative's...

  • UN plans decision in August on mass Ebola vaccine program

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says a decision will be made in August whether to recommend a program of mass vaccination against Ebola in affected countries. The U.N. health agency says an independent expert group will weigh the results of ongoing clinical trials, the...

  • Nebraska nurse practitioner bill wins legislative approval

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a bill designed to give nurse practitioners more independence. Senators voted 46-0 Friday to pass the bill, which was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Dave Heineman. Last year's session ended before lawmakers had a chance to attempt...

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