Public health

May 08, 2017 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain infection, as well as blood infections. Twenty-eight people have gotten sick...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia in West Africa. The bacteria can cause dangerous meningitis brain infections and blood infections. It is spread through close contact with an...
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May 05, 2017 - 11:20 pm
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria. Pinnacle Foods Inc. said Friday the safety of its customers is its top priority and no illnesses have been reported. It says...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:48 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are issuing warnings about a new and dangerous opioid combo they're dubbing "gray death" that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addictions epidemic. Investigators say they've detected the mixture or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Top health officials from the 20 leading and emerging economies are planning to simulate their response to a possible global disease outbreak. A memo on the May 19-20 summit in Berlin states the meeting will include a four-hour "tabletop exercise" involving ministers and...
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April 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio. The Springfield News-Sun reports ( http://bit.ly/2qiIfOM ) settlement terms weren't disclosed by...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World Health Organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. In fact, WHO wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030. A corrected...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a story April 24 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World Health Organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. In fact, WHO wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Ian Lewis, poses in the lobby of Hope Academy in Indianapolis. Lewis wants to be a vet someday. His owl-and-skull tattoo remind him to be wiser than two user friends who overdosed and a third who died driving drunk. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 25, 2017 - 1:38 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of...
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In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Ian Lewis, poses in the lobby of Hope Academy in Indianapolis. Lewis wants to be a vet someday. His owl-and-skull tattoo remind him to be wiser than two user friends who overdosed and a third who died driving drunk. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 25, 2017 - 1:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers. Even fewer offer teen-focused programs. Adolescents find little structured support after treatment. Returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends...
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