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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

  MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has    died, the country’s information minister said Monday, as a top U.N. delegation promised more help for countries battling   the virulent disease during a visit to Sierra Leone. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor [...]

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Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times

  CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says [...]

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Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

  ISLAY, Scotland (AP) — Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly. It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey’s Bruichladdich Black Art single malt would offer a touch of barley, a splash of the sea, and a whiff of [...]

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US stocks open higher following gains in Europe

  U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Monday, riding gains in European stocks after central bankers signaled continued support for the economy. Burger King surged following news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 96 points, or 0.6 percent, to [...]

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Interpol seeks clues to Thai ‘baby factory’

  BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the “Baby Factory” case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month and found nine babies and nine nannies living in [...]

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Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

  MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country’s information minister said Monday, Aug. 25. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor at the country’s largest hospital, had been among three Liberians, and the first Africans, who received the drug, [...]

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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to raise [...]

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Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times

  CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says [...]

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

  ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The two are spouses of a man and woman who had direct [...]

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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    ATLANTA (AP) — As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn’t spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus. [...]

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Nigeria confirms two new Ebola cases

  ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The two are spouses of a man and woman who had direct [...]

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