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International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Health authorities say a teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel. The Orange County Health Care Agency says Friday the exposures could have...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Aug. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer and...

The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

Aug. 23, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Health officials say the number of the number of severe breathing illnesses reported in people who vape has grown to nearly 200 in 22 states. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and...

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc...

France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil. Ireland joined in the threat...

Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time

Aug. 23, 2019 2:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time.

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

Aug. 23, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department of Public...

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Aug. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a...

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Aug. 23, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. The Aug. 8 incident at the Russian navy's range in Nyonoksa on the...

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people

Aug. 23, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic. In a press briefing on Friday, Dr. Mike Ryan said that although the U.N. health agency has the...