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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...

Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreak

Aug. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat. The health spokesman for the southern Andalusia region, José Miguel Cisneros, said Friday a 72-year-old man who was in a terminal phase of pancreatic cancer died from the bacteria. Listeria...

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

Aug. 23, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr. Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agency's global malaria director, said WHO is "unequivocally in favor" of...

Roark strikes out seven, pitching A's to sweep of Yankees

Aug. 23, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe. Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the New York...

Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds

Aug. 23, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries. The pills contained two blood pressure drugs, a cholesterol medicine and...

The Latest: Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed

Aug. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer(all times local): 11 p.m. A serial killer who preyed on older gay men during a rampage 25 years ago around the U.S. East Coast has been put to death. The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis says 57-year-old Gary Ray Bowles was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m....

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

Aug. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May. Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner provided a brief update on the 57-year-old...

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Aug. 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an...

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

Aug. 22, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr. Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agency's global malaria director, said WHO is "unequivocably in favor" of...

Hundreds gather in Goma, Congo for "Stop Ebola" march

Aug. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Hundreds gathered in Congo's eastern city of Goma Thursday to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread. North Kivu Governor Carly Kasivita, who organized the march, said that anyone spreading...