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  • Obama to thank CDC Ebola workers in person

    President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday to be updated on Africa's Ebola epidemic, the White House has announced. The president will also pass on his gratitude to the CDC staff and scientists who are combatting the disease. Three...

  • South Texas man becomes 3rd West Nile fatality

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — South Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. Hidalgo County officials say the unidentified Donna man died Wednesday. They say it was the third death in Texas this year attributed to the virus. West Nile is a...

  • Florida health centers get $13M grant from feds

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida health centers are getting more than $13 million from the federal government to improve access to primary care. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Friday that 48 health centers across the state would receive the grant money. The funds will allow health...

  • Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S....

  • California mandates sick days for workers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups. "This is the least we can do," Brown told...

  • 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...



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