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  • In 5-week salmonella trial, defense takes 1 hour

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant....

  • Haiti gets help for mosquito-borne virus outbreak

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday. The treatment kits...

  • 5 students fall ill after eating unknown substance

    EL CAMPO, Texas (AP) — A school official says five students at a middle school southwest of Houston were airlifted to a hospital when they became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. El Campo Superintendent Mark Pool says the students ingested the substance Wednesday prior to the start of...

  • California election boss describes her depression

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's top elections official said she has been fighting what she calls a debilitating battle with depression that has frequently kept her away from her office. Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she has suffered from depression for decades and is now struggling...

  • Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa, a government spokesman said Saturday. Abdulai...

  • NIH finds old ricin, other forgotten germs in labs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials. The agency began an intensive investigation...

  • White House asks for $30M for CDC's Ebola efforts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. The administration wants the money added to a spending bill to keep government agencies...

  • WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

    LONDON (AP) — Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa. After convening a two-day meeting of more than 200 experts to figure out...

  • Some may see lower insurance premiums soon

    Premiums for benchmark health insurance plans under Obamacare will go down in 15 major cities, a new study showed.

  • Ky. gov. extends smoking ban to all state property

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees and visitors to some 3,000 state government buildings won't be able to smoke indoors or outdoors after Nov. 20. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday that bans all tobacco products - including electronic cigarettes and chewing...

  • CHART: Government share of U.S. health spending surging under Obamacare

    The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...

  • FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks. The agency posted its review online...

  • White House praises CVS for halting tobacco sales

    "As one of the country's largest retailers and pharmacies, the newly named CVS Health is setting a powerful example that we hope others in the industry will follow," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement Wednesday.

  • Michelle Obama cameo in 'Funny or Die' video showing kids dying from candy

    First lady Michelle Obama has taken her kid health campaign to a new level, appearing in a "Funny or Die" video that shows teens gorging on candy and junk food -- and then dying -- before a heroine in the mode of the Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence appears to save the day.

  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one...



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