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UN food agency: Afghan malnutrition rates at record high

Jan. 27, 2023 11:58 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan are at record highs with half the country enduring severe hunger throughout the year, a spokesman for the World Food Program said Thursday. The Taliban takeover in August 2021 drove millions into poverty and hunger after...

Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

Jan. 26, 2023 19:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment. Recently unsealed federal grand jury indictments allege the defendants took part...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 18, 2023. Editorial: The Shapiro transition team failed the transparency test. Let’s hope the Shapiro administration does better. We congratulate Gov. Shapiro on his inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor. We hope that with Lt....

Nurses ratify contracts after strike at two NYC hospitals

Jan. 24, 2023 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nurses who went on strike at two major New York City hospitals this month have ratified the contracts that were hammered out to end the walkout, their union said Tuesday. The New York State Nurses Association said 98% of nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore...

Florida congressman Steube injured after falling off ladder

Jan. 19, 2023 19:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Steube sustained “several serious injuries" when he fell off a ladder while cutting trees on his property on Florida's Gulf Coast, his office said Thursday. Steube spent the night in the intensive care unit after Wednesday's 25-foot...

Mississippi nursing schools turn away students amid shortage

Jan. 17, 2023 18:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid a nursing shortage that is worsening poor health outcomes in Mississippi, nursing programs at the state's public universities are turning away hundreds of potential students every year because of insufficient faculty sizes. Alfred Rankins Jr.,...

Even as NY nurses return to work, more strikes could follow

Jan. 13, 2023 15:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as 7,000 nurses return to work at two of New York’s busiest hospitals after a three-day strike, colleagues around the country say it’s just a matter of time before frontline workers at other hospitals begin walking the picket line. Problems are mounting...

Doctor: Health care access 'scary' in parts of Mississippi

Jan. 13, 2023 10:35 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi doesn't have the medical workforce to address a wide range of poor health outcomes, from high rates of maternal and infant mortality to severe cases of diabetes that require the amputation of limbs, the state's top health officer said. Dr. Daniel...

McDermott hailed for leading Bills through emotional week

Jan. 13, 2023 00:04 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jimmye Laycock’s first thought during those initial chilling moments went to Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who collapsed on the field in Cincinnati last week. The former William & Mary coach’s second thought, upon seeing teary-eyed...

Zimbabwe threatens health workers with jail if they strike

Jan. 11, 2023 11:40 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has brought in a law that bans health workers such as nurses and doctors from prolonged strikes, imposing punishments of up to six months in jail for defiant workers or union leaders, state-run media and a government spokesman said Wednesday. The...