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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. 2015-03-27T02:12:00-04:00 2015-03-27T06:12:54-04:00

Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month. 2015-03-26T23:22:00-04:00 2015-03-27T03:22:39-04:00

Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years. 2015-03-27T00:02:00-04:00 2015-03-27T04:02:10-04:00

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. 2015-03-26T13:32:00-04:00 2015-03-26T17:32:02-04:00

Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS: 2015-03-26T13:17:00-04:00 2015-03-26T17:17:35-04:00

FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. 2015-03-26T10:00:00-04:00 2015-03-26T14:00:07-04:00

Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers): 2015-03-25T23:17:00-04:00 2015-03-26T03:17:15-04:00

Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests. 2015-03-25T13:31:00-04:00 2015-03-25T17:31:02-04:00

Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. 2015-03-25T10:59:00-04:00 2015-03-25T14:59:11-04:00

Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix

AP Health News - 13 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. 2015-03-25T09:18:00-04:00 2015-03-25T13:18:48-04:00

Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
Bo Ryan is no fan of change. 2015-03-26T22:24:00-04:00 2015-03-27T02:24:25-04:00

Malone enjoying anonymity at end of Kentucky's bench

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
The name rings a bell. It's OK, you can laugh about it. Sam Malone totally gets it. 2015-03-26T21:17:00-04:00 2015-03-27T01:17:11-04:00

LEADING OFF: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewers

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: 2015-03-26T21:44:00-04:00 2015-03-27T01:44:58-04:00

Frustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartans

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament. 2015-03-26T23:05:00-04:00 2015-03-27T03:05:32-04:00

Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. 2015-03-26T21:24:00-04:00 2015-03-27T01:24:35-04:00

Arizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer. 2015-03-26T22:07:00-04:00 2015-03-27T02:07:05-04:00

30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago. 2015-03-27T01:40:00-04:00 2015-03-27T05:40:04-04:00

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. 2015-03-26T20:53:00-04:00 2015-03-27T00:53:01-04:00

Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. 2015-03-26T20:04:00-04:00 2015-03-27T00:04:39-04:00

BASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

AP Sports News - 13 min 40 sec ago
Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. 2015-03-26T15:09:00-04:00 2015-03-26T19:09:05-04:00


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