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  • MSU to boost biomedical engineering research

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's College of Engineering plans to add a new academic department next year as part of an effort to boost research related to health care. The East Lansing school's Board of Trustees recently approved the Department of Biomedical...

  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever." Ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday...

  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting...

  • N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin,...

  • UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation. Speaking in Kenya on Thursday, Ban called female genital mutilation a brutal practice that must be stopped to...

  • Sanford gets grant to study native infant deaths

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health in Sioux Falls will use a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways of reducing infant deaths in American Indian communities. The project led by researchers Amy Elliott and Jyoti Angal received a five-year award...

  • UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors. Officials said it is designed to help single women, men with fertility problems and same-sex couples to build families. The bank was set up to counter a national shortage of sperm...

  • Report: Police need more training on mentally ill

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County need more training to handle the mentally ill. The Los Angeles Times (http://bit.ly/1tjwchD ) says the report released Wednesday comes from a consulting agency hired to find ways of keeping the...

  • Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in...

  • 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card. The department begins accepting applications from that group starting Saturday. Illinois has been processing...

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