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Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person, a university student from Guinea, sought treatment [...]

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Uganda Free Brain Surgeries

  KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. That was a good sign the day after Michael Haglund and his Duke University team opened the patient’s skull to remove a tumor. The operation was one of many complex, [...]

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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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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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Keep those pot plants potted: No more ripping weed

  DENVER (AP) — Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice. From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police are being sued by [...]

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Va. House GOP lays out Medicaid legal strategy

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans say Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe lacks the legal authority to expand Medicaid coverage for the state’s poor without legislative approval. House Speaker William J. Howell and other Republican leaders held a conference call Wednesday with reporters to explain their legal arguments against such a potential move by [...]

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