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  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. He submitted his resignation Tuesday, the...

  • Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease. Minister of Health and Sanitation Miatta Kargbo issued a statement Tuesday saying that Dr. Sheik...

  • 3rd loon death this year linked to lead poisoning

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — The Loon Preservation Committee says a third loon death this year has been linked to lead poisoning in New Hampshire. The loon was found beached on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday and when biologists examined the bird, X-rays found a lead fishing jig and...

  • NY agencies collecting more gender data

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers. A new report Wednesday identified eight agencies,...

  • Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling 41 tons of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the product was made with an ingredient called hydrolyzed soy protein, a known...

  • Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested...

  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for...

  • Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed...

  • Nebraska researchers get $10M to study infections

    Yesterday

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a $10 million grant to study antibiotic-resistant infections linked to implanted devices. Researcher Ken Bayles says his team is working to find ways to get rid of the staph infection...

  • Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities...

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