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California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that wi…

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California mentally ill inmates get special units

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will of…

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight…

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Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.

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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as…

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OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up…

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World …

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer teste…

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Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and sta…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

Experimental prevention vaccine is ready for testing on humans next week.

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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as…

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OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up…

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World …

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer teste…

August 28, 2014 7:29 pmLoading…

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and sta…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

Experimental prevention vaccine is ready for testing on humans next week.

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many.

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Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up…

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Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and …

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

WASHINGTON — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping o…

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Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

PITTSBURGH—A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading Ameri…

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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that…

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Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Three ways they can discourage sickest people from enrolling for coverage.

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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatmen…

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Study: 'Sleep drunkenness' may affect more than 1 in 7

Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wa…

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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

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 h…

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Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Eb…

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

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 …

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a…

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

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 mino…

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Correction: Ebola story

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections w…

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hosp…

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify,…

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Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told h…

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Mon…

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

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 expandi…

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Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

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 o…

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Putting your finger on dementia protection

Putting your finger on dementia protection

Keeping your cognitive powers humming can help protect your mind and body.

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Stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass and the gut biome

Stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass and the gut biome

Dr. Oz's  Q-and-A discusses stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass.

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Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Mary Jo Stinnett turns 105 on Thursday and still likes to learn.

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AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

Will hold a public hearing in Tucson on Monday.

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The America…

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Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

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 …

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Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

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 o…

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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

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 comm…

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Video: Ex-Cat Amy Van Dyken walks again after crash

Video: Ex-Cat Amy Van Dyken walks again after crash

Video and photo posted to her Instagram account show her standing and walking.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

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 religiou…

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CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.

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Arrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara TB patient

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Santa Barbara man with a contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis was wanted on an arrest warrant Friday so he can …

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