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  • White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. "This is an urgent health threat and a threat to our economic stability as well," said...

  • CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu...

  • 7.3 million enrolled in Obamacare

    As of August, there are 7.3 million people enrolled through the Obamacare exchanges, a top Obama administration official said Thursday.

  • Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the U.N. health...

  • 'Late-Talking Children' a helpful guide for parents

    Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do -- and what not to do.

  • 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...



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