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  • Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. The disease has now killed more than 1,400...

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has married a nurse who helped him recover. James Costello married Christa D'Agostino on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Boston in front of about 160 guests. The Hyatt and other wedding vendors...

  • Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people. The court on Wednesday announced it will consider Brewer's appeal of a Court of...

  • UNM gets grant to study rise in rural Hepatitis C

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is getting a $1.3 million grant to study the rise of Hepatitis C infections in rural New Mexico. New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tuesday announced the funding from the U.S. Department of...

  • Coroner: Idaho woman died of blunt force trauma

    Updated: 36 min ago

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County coroner says a southwest Idaho woman found dead in a cornfield died of blunt force trauma to the head. Authorities made the announcement Tuesday following an autopsy on 36-year-old Selena Dawn Thomas. Her body was found Thursday near Melba....

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    Updated: 49 min ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said...

  • 3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe. The announcements raised worries about...

  • UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany. The man, whose name and condition are being withheld for patient...

  • New Mexico's infant mortality rate drops

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the state's infant mortality rate has dropped significantly. The state Department of Health said Tuesday the latest figures show a decrease from 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 to 5.4 in 2013. Health Secretary...

  • Sex educator's tips for parents on The Talk

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE. What he doesn't do: pass around anatomy...

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