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  • Researchers say new treatment may provide migraine relief

    WASHINGTON — There is some new hope for people who suffer from migraines. Researchers say they have come up with a new minimally-invasive, high tech treatment that may ease their pain. It involves inserting an image-guided catheter…

  • Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching…

  • Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president…

  • Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

    DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first…

  • Missing teen with Asperger’s visiting from Sweden is found

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger’s syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City has been found. They say Marcus Kerttu was found at 1:15…

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You…

  • Chile’s president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her…

  • 3 new cases of chronic wasting disease detected in Va. deer

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia game department officials say three new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in white-tailed deer in northwestern Virginia during the 2014 hunting season. The Department of Game and Inland…

  • Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola. Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola in the week…

  • Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn’t like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That’s why she spoke…

  • Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state’s highest-in-the-nation rate of…

  • Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there’s an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President…

  • Former players put trust in The Trust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the…

  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or…

  • NHL players getting an education about blood clots

    TORONTO (AP) — The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.…