Texas abortion law could send women across borders
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:40:40 -0400
American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'
ATLANTA (AP) At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:38:06 -0400
Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson
By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. We are close, we are so close," said Tommie Pierson, pastor of Greater St. Mark Family Church, a gathering place for counseling and communication between religious leaders, residents and others protesting the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. "We can see that the clergy has the community's trust and you can see the value of that," said Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who was appointed to oversee security for Ferguson during the protests. "The trend is good." An explosion of anger over the shooting of Brown by a white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson, has cast the St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people into the international spotlight as a symbol of often troubled U.S.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:34:14 -0400
Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity
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.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:13:17 -0400
Why My Dad Committed Suicide
Twenty-five years ago, my dad committed suicide when he was 54. I was 19. Why? I demanded. Whywhywhywhywhy? I was old enough to be aware but not yet wise enough to understand. Three thousand miles away at college at the time, I'd talked to my dad on the phone the day before. Our conversation seemed typical: He'd urged me to do well in school,...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:16 -0400
FDA approves use of Eliquis to treat leg, lung clots
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc on Thursday said U.S. Food and Drug Administration also approved use of the pill to reduce risk of recurrent blood clots in the deep veins of the leg, called deep vein thrombosis, and in the lung, called pulmonary embolism, following initial therapy.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:49:46 -0400
Ethical experts urge 'fair' sharing of Ebola test drugs
The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured. "Fair selection of participants is essential," Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Annette Rid of Kings College London wrote in The Lancet medical journal. "Health-care workers are often well-off and have special ties to the medical establishment," said Emanuel and Rid.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:43:15 -0400
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