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Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak

Jun. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease. Kenya's Health Minister Sicily Kariuki Monday announced that a patient isolated at the Kericho...

Maggots found under bandage at site of Phoenix patient rape

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona is revoking the license of a care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year after another patient was found to have maggots. The Arizona Department of Health Services said late Friday that revoking the license of Hacienda Healthcare will...

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

Jun. 13, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions...

White House expands health accounts aimed at small firms

Jun. 13, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is expanding options for employers to use special accounts to help workers buy their own health insurance, upgrade job-based coverage, or choose low-cost plans with limited benefits, officials said Thursday. The tax-free individual accounts are called "health...

Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

Jun. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients....

Fan struck by foul ball Monday night released from hospital

Jun. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The woman struck by a foul ball during Monday night's game at Guaranteed Rate Field was treated at a nearby hospital and released Tuesday morning, according to a Chicago White Sox spokesman. The unidentified woman was sitting in the stands just past the White Sox dugout down the third base...

Judge says Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility's license plays out in court. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to...

Judge rejects Indiana AG's bid to block abortion clinic

Jun. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Indiana's attorney general to prevent what would become the state's seventh abortion clinic from opening in northern Indiana. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday denied Attorney General Curtis Hill's request for an immediate...

Publicist: Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill is critically ill

Jun. 9, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Representatives of pioneering rapper Bushwick Bill say he is hospitalized in critical condition but still alive, contrary to some reports. Bill's publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper is on a ventilator at a Colorado hospital. She says hospital officials confirmed...

The Latest: Accrediting group weighs in on Missouri lab

Jun. 7, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on abortion services in Missouri (all times local): 9 p.m. An accrediting organization says a laboratory that works with a Missouri abortion clinic voluntarily dropped its accreditation. While the Missouri health department in a Friday statement said the lab...