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  • London doctor to lead university cancer center

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A doctor from London has been tapped to serve as the new director for a cancer institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, replacing the center's founder and longtime leader, officials announced Tuesday. Dr. Gareth Morgan, 57, will succeed...

  • Health agencies try to counter Ohio mumps outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health agencies trying to stem a large and growing mumps outbreak are advising college, school and even day care leaders to make sure central Ohio students are immunized and to separate them from those who haven't been vaccinated and those who are infected....

  • Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges. The Democrats held a news conference to discuss the recent legislative...

  • Report: Jags' Allen retires after in-game stroke

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December. Allen told MMQB.si.com that he has a dead spot — no bigger than a dime — on his cerebellum. The cerebellum controls motor...

  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry....

  • Measure would increase physician assistant ratio

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Doctors would be able to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight under a measure passed Tuesday by the House. The bill (HB 1275) was approved by a vote of 100 to 19 despite concerns by some lawmakers that the change...

  • Tenn. high court to hear faith-healing case

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a woman who tried to heal her teenage daughter's cancer through prayer. Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to...

  • Chiropractor admits submitting fraudulent claims

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted submitting numerous fraudulent claims to an insurance company for treatments and office visits that were never performed. The state Attorney General's office says 66-year-old Charles Boas of Matawan pleaded guilty...

  • Siena poll shows Cuomo holding lead over Astorino

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, but he could be vulnerable to a challenge from the left, according to a poll of New York voters released Tuesday. The Siena College poll shows the Democrat leading Westchester...

  • Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people. The Ebola disease causes a high fever and internal and external bleeding. There is no cure and no vaccine and it has a high fatality rate. In a...

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