• NDSU gets $435K grant for heart, vascular disease research

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Researchers at North Dakota State University have received more than $400,000 in federal funds to study heart and vascular diseases. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the $435,000 academic research grant. Hoeven...

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended use of the Bexsero vaccine last year, and the government has...

  • Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he's not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600...

  • Schumer urges outlawing gender-based wage discrimination

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation to outlaw gender-based pay discrimination. The New York Democrat says a recent study shows that unfairness even extends to nursing, where males are paid more than female counterparts. The Journal of...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    BY ELLIE COLE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in...

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devastating acts of violence, but experts say certain personality disorders...

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously...

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case. In the most...

  • Oklahoma measles patient went through Will Rogers airport

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A person in Oklahoma with measles traveled through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and may have exposed others to the virus, according to airport officials. The state Health Department said Friday the infected person lives in Stillwater and has the...

  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...

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