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  • US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease....

  • UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis. This outbreak has spiraled into the worst ever for Ebola, and the World Health Organization says...

  • VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. The employees were among the first to report widespread wrongdoing at the Phoenix...

  • Study examining defensive medicine costs fuels med-mal cap debate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Southern California columnist who calls the savings from tort reform “mythical” is pointing to a new study examining the costs of defensive medicine to support his argument. However, two California legal watchdog groups say the facts expel the myths....

  • Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also...

  • Experimental Medicare programs produce mixed results

    As provisions such as the individual mandate and the new insurance exchanges have provoked a very public debate over President Obama's healthcare law, policy experts have been anxiously watching the law's lesser-known features aimed at making the system operate more efficiently.

  • US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH...

  • Iowa VA patients not told of Legionnaires' bacteria in hospital water: Report

    Patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa were not told that deadly Legionella bacteria was found at the facility, the Des Moines Register reported Sunday.

  • Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and...

  • Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister who has represented Liberia at regional conferences about combating the epidemic, told The Associated Press...

  • New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have...

  • India leader proposes International Yoga Day

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual U.N. observances: World Yoga Day. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the therapeutic powers of yoga and said it could help tackle global...

  • India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government...

  • NY state: Unneeded meds? Drop them off Saturday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are encouraging New Yorkers who want to de-clutter their medicine cabinets to take advantage of prescription drug drop-off sites around the state Saturday. The state Department of Health's website lists hundreds of drop boxes statewide. Residents are particularly...

  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose...



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