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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. 2014-09-15T20:19:00-04:00 2014-09-16T00:19:00-04:00

New questions over abortion coverage in health law

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. 2014-09-15T19:02:00-04:00 2014-09-15T23:02:10-04:00

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. 2014-09-15T15:10:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:10:48-04:00

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. 2014-09-15T13:59:00-04:00 2014-09-15T17:59:51-04:00

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. 2014-09-15T15:16:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:16:32-04:00

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. 2014-09-15T14:02:00-04:00 2014-09-15T18:02:30-04:00

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. 2014-09-15T13:30:00-04:00 2014-09-15T17:30:02-04:00

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. 2014-09-15T06:04:00-04:00 2014-09-15T10:04:36-04:00

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive. 2014-09-15T10:27:00-04:00 2014-09-15T14:27:20-04:00

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

AP Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth. 2014-09-15T00:30:00-04:00 2014-09-15T04:30:19-04:00

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. 2014-09-15T22:07:00-04:00 2014-09-16T02:07:07-04:00

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. 2014-09-15T21:16:00-04:00 2014-09-16T01:16:03-04:00

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. 2014-09-15T15:25:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:25:58-04:00

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. 2014-09-15T18:28:00-04:00 2014-09-15T22:28:12-04:00

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week. 2014-09-15T15:45:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:45:55-04:00

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask. 2014-09-15T22:23:00-04:00 2014-09-16T02:23:37-04:00

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. 2014-09-15T14:17:00-04:00 2014-09-15T18:17:34-04:00

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. 2014-09-15T12:07:00-04:00 2014-09-15T16:07:34-04:00

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. 2014-09-15T13:16:00-04:00 2014-09-15T17:16:29-04:00

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

AP Sports News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. 2014-09-15T11:41:00-04:00 2014-09-15T15:41:55-04:00

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