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  • Sanford looks to build hundreds of Ghana clinics

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is looking to open more than 300 clinics in Ghana in the next five years to treat millions of patients. The Dakotas-based health network has opened five clinics in the African nation since 2012 and broke ground last week for a sixth. The clinics have...

  • Doctor in illegal prescription case arrested again

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Fernando Valley doctor awaiting trial for allegedly prescribing and selling narcotics without a legitimate reason has pleaded not guilty to selling a potent painkiller to undercover agents. City News Service says Dr. Yahya Hedvat of Encino was arrested again last week....

  • Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico. The Attorney General for Environmental...

  • Environmentalist group says health registry needed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. Health Secretary Michael Wolf said...

  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged. No arrests will be made until Salt Lake...

  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday. South Jordan Cpl. Sam Winkler said a former employee told authorities the mixing of the...

  • California porn productions escape condom mandate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state legislative committee has sidetracked a bill that would have required actors to use condoms during adult film productions in California. The Senate Appropriations Committee held AB1576 earlier this week, meaning it is dead for the year. The bill by Democratic...

  • 'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property. The case involving the Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague was seen as an early test of Minnesota's revised "Buy the Farm"...

  • Peer-reviewed studies find state pro-life laws reduce abortion rates

    A groundbreaking meta-analysis study was just published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly showing the positive impact of state-level pro-life laws in reducing abortion rates.

  • Massachusetts hospitals report more medical errors

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753...

  • What's scary about Ebola --- and reasons not to fear it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus." The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading. That's scary and serious. But it also...

  • Chuck Schumer asks FTC to probe use of fitness data

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the use of personal fitness data gathered from bracelets and cell phone applications by the companies that sell them, saying it can be sold to advertisers or others without users' knowledge or...

  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the...

  • Solution for the looming Medicare crisis

    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.

  • George W. Bush: 'Taking care of women is good politics'

    Former president George W. Bush crashed an event for African first ladies, telling them: "If you're worried about your husbands' political future, taking care of women is good politics."



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