• Maryland governor says he's 'doing great' on day 5 of chemo

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he's "doing great" and getting things done from the hospital. Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that he's starting the last day of his first round of 24-hour therapy. The...

  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was...

  • Meningitis vaccine needed for some Missouri college students

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. A state law requiring the vaccine for those living in on-campus housing took effect Wednesday. Students can seek a religious or medical exemption to the...

  • 2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free. The infected person was moved to Monrovia, said Deputy...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 28 The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on one family's tragedies: David and Tonya Taylor don't know what closure is in the tragic death of their youngest child last June in a drunken driving crash. They never will....

  • California Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    June 26 San Jose Mercury News on solitary confinement for juveniles: Solitary confinement as a punishment in prison may not always be "cruel and unusual" in the Constitutional sense. But for youth in detention facilities, it is cruel by any human definition. And while it's banned or...

  • Mental health institutes effectively closed, future unclear

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two state mental health institutes have been effectively closed, even though an aide says Gov. Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a legislative compromise to continue funding the facilities. Eighty-one employees at Mount Pleasant and Clarinda...

  • Floridians can get more vaccines at pharmacy under new law

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians can now get several new vaccines at the pharmacy instead of going to the doctor's office under a new law that took effect Wednesday. The vaccines include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping...

  • Young Royals fan whose cancer fight gained attention dies

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year's World Series has died. He was 7. Noah Wilson of Olathe died Tuesday night at a hospital, his family announced. Noah had his last radiation...

  • National science panel opens review of livestock disease

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A national science panel is conducting a broad review of a livestock disease that's afflicted large numbers of elk and bison in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The panel is convening at Montana State University in Bozeman for two days...

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