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  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are...

  • More insurers to offer health law plans next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in 43 states plus Washington,...

  • Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in...

  • HHS: Uninsured drop by 26 percent

    "Said another way, 10.3 million fewer adults are uninsured today than in 2013," HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

  • Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise. About 70 more suspected...

  • Leading medical journal: Physicians have a responsibility to combat climate change

    Physicians have a duty to combat global climate change and the risk it poses to the long-term health and well-being of the world’s population, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s editorial board said this week.

  • FDA: 'Standard measures not working' against Ebola

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the soaring death rate among non-Ebola patients threatens to reverse the strides made in the nation against killers like AIDS and malaria.

  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Monday approved a resolution strengthening the rights of more than 370 million indigenous peoples worldwide who remain marginalized and impoverished seven years after the adoption of a U.N. declaration aimed at protecting the rights of native...

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...

  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of...

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline. Applicants were waiting in line with boxes of documents before the state agencies opened Monday morning, said Melaney Arnold,...

  • Wash. SC rules Workers’ Comp law doesn’t extend to asbestos-related diseases

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the exception to the state’s Workers’ Compensation law does not extend to asbestos-related diseases because it is impossible to have absolute knowledge that an injury is certain to occur. Justice Susan Owens...

  • Land takes hard line on Obamacare

    On Monday, the conservative Independent Women's Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. The priest, Manuel...



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