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  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments are starting the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that’s been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains three genetically…

  • Obama meets with Liberian leader to discuss Ebola recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners, the world has made “extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola.” Obama says what could have been…

  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became…

  • UN plans decision in August on mass Ebola vaccine program

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says a decision will be made in August whether to recommend a program of mass vaccination against Ebola in affected countries. The U.N. health agency says an independent…

  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.…

  • Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts are warning that the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, often using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe’s measles outbreak. This trend…

  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It’s a preliminary finding, but it highlights…

  • Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The U.N. agency said Friday that a review of data from…

  • Winter is prime time for the stomach flu

    WASHINGTON —  The stomach flu is more prevalent in the winter months, and local doctors are reminding people to take precautions and know the warning signs. While outbreaks can occur throughout the year, the Centers…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    ISLAMIC STATE-CHRISTIANS Militants abduct more Christians in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria. Fears are mounting over the fate of the abducted Christians, with…

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won’t sideline him the rest of the way. The organization sounded…

  • Chile government rejects 14-year-old’s plea for euthanasia

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl’s plea on social media to let her “sleep forever.” Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared…

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

    NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify…

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical…

  • Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her…