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  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers...

  • Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories. Authorities launched a public relations...

  • Insurance dispute may cost Nebraska patients

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. The contract between the big insurer and the medical network may...

  • IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals...

  • Minnesota certifies union after it wins 13 percent support

    After winning only 13 percent of the vote, Minnesota granted exclusive bargaining rights for nearly 27,000 workers.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces new executive actions for veterans' health care

    On the same day President Obama announced new executive actions aimed at improving health care for veterans, the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Inspector General released a report saying that there's no proof delays in care caused deaths at the Phoenix VA hospital.

  • Ebola becomes a campaign issue in close Arkansas Senate race

    A campaign ad, called "Emergency Response," features scary music, zombie movie-style shaky camerawork and an ominous voice-over saying "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Veterans' advocate says VA tries to 'whitewash' Phoenix deaths

    "There seems to be no limit on how low this administration and VA will stoop to deflect blame for a scandal," said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.

  • CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Kevin Counihan leads Access Health CT, a health insurance marketplace seen as a national model. As CEO of...

  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health...

  • Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because the Ivorian government doesn't want players and officials from an Ebola-hit country to enter its territory. Ivory Coast Football Federation spokesman Eric Kacou says that the...

  • Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. That was a good sign the day after Michael Haglund and his Duke University team opened the patient's skull to remove a tumor. The operation was one...

  • Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

    The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

  • Obama to unveil executive actions on veterans' health care

    President Obama on Tuesday will use a speech at the American Legion National Convention to trumpet a reduction in the disability claims backlog at government hospitals.



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