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Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about wheth…

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Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

NEW YORK (AP) — Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis J…

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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospit…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses li…

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WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was blee…

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola

Republicans question federal response on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they…

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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five …

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Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened n…

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Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new c…

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Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's ord…

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As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses li…

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WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was blee…

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola

Republicans question federal response on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they…

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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five …

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Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened n…

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Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new c…

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Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's ord…

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Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.2…

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UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

PRAGUE (AP) — A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.

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High court to hear Medicaid arguments at UA

High court to hear Medicaid arguments at UA

Nov. 6 session will be at the College of Law. Seating is limited.

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Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, …

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NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive fo…

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care…

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Ebola: How it spreads

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:

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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the ot…

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1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadl…

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Obama looks to inventors for ways to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for a few smart ideas from the science and technology fields that could help address the c…

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Findings on teen dating abuse startle researchers

NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally fun…

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Report: Better shields needed for private tax data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people…

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US announces $840M to improve medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing an $840 million grant program to help doctors and hospitals improve the quality of ca…

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After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease fr…

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigr…

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AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country b…

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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the…

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Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog

MADRID (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur …

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Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

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Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send …

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Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her f…

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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the …

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Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

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California malpractice cap generates big spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran o…

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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of…

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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus fro…

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AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took n…

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Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they…

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WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

LONDON (AP) — Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and wides…

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travel…

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German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compe…

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Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

BEIJING (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Afr…

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Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for…

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Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for…

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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's d…

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions a…

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Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements

CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safet…

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CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other…

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Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a h…

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