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  • California government forces Catholic colleges and insurers to cover elective abortion

    California state board reverses past ruling and requires all employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover elective abortions.

  • Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings...

  • Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early. Here's why: If your income for 2014 is...

  • Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses. Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls, and the 89-year-old hasn't needed ER care in the nearly two...

  • Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. The World Health Organization is also considering medical evacuation for...

  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in...

  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3b

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached an agreement under which Roche will acquire InterMune in an all-cash transaction,...

  • State says insurers must cover elective abortions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans....

  • Suit claims California hospital dumped patients

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is suing a suburban hospital it claims dumped homeless patients on skid row. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1twkwGE ) says the city attorney sued Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Wednesday, alleging that over the past four years it transported mentally...

  • Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak. The new law, passed Friday,...

  • Correction: Ebola story

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in Liberia did. A corrected version of the story is below:...

  • State renews Get Covered Illinois PR contract

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has renewed its contract with the public relations firm that handled promotion of Get Covered Illinois in the first year of greatly expanded health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The $25.6 million contract with...

  • Potentially deadly virus found in Florida chickens

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County advised residents Friday to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Some of the recommended measures are covering the...

  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to...

  • White House tries to comply with Supreme Court ruling on birth control

    The Obama administration said for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby can avoid paying for their employees' birth control costs through the same Obamacare exemption given to religious groups.



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