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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. 2014-08-21T11:12:00-04:00 2014-08-21T15:12:56-04:00

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. 2014-08-21T13:06:00-04:00 2014-08-21T17:06:53-04:00

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
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. 2014-08-21T09:17:00-04:00 2014-08-21T13:17:51-04:00

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola. 2014-08-21T12:38:00-04:00 2014-08-21T16:38:08-04:00

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. 2014-08-21T10:06:00-04:00 2014-08-21T14:06:51-04:00

Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. 2014-08-21T05:02:00-04:00 2014-08-21T09:02:19-04:00

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards. 2014-08-21T05:05:00-04:00 2014-08-21T09:05:46-04:00

Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia: 2014-08-20T22:51:00-04:00 2014-08-21T02:51:47-04:00

Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him. 2014-08-20T14:28:00-04:00 2014-08-20T18:28:17-04:00

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

AP Health News - 1 hour 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work. 2014-08-20T11:27:00-04:00 2014-08-20T15:27:31-04:00

Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price allowed only a first-inning RBI triple to Brandon Guyer in his first start against his former team, and Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. 2014-08-21T12:32:00-04:00 2014-08-21T16:32:51-04:00

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. 2014-08-21T11:38:00-04:00 2014-08-21T15:38:01-04:00

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it Thursday in The Barclays. 2014-08-21T11:45:00-04:00 2014-08-21T15:45:03-04:00

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place. 2014-08-21T12:13:00-04:00 2014-08-21T16:13:40-04:00

Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. 2014-08-21T11:16:00-04:00 2014-08-21T15:16:25-04:00

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. 2014-08-21T12:45:00-04:00 2014-08-21T16:45:07-04:00

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice. 2014-08-21T09:39:00-04:00 2014-08-21T13:39:06-04:00

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. 2014-08-21T10:19:00-04:00 2014-08-21T14:19:41-04:00

Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television ratings for the Little League World Series. 2014-08-21T10:32:00-04:00 2014-08-21T14:32:15-04:00

Ledecky wins 2 gold; Missy Franklin misses out

AP Sports News - 1 hour 25 min ago
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle. 2014-08-21T05:04:00-04:00 2014-08-21T09:04:13-04:00


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