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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:11 A.M.

    Official: Nigeria first lady hospitalized abroad

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wife of Nigeria’s president remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that’s lasted for days, a government official said Tuesday. A …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 3:42 P.M.

    New Jersey produce company recalls mango products

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination. The products …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 12:56 A.M.

    Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:45 P.M.

    Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 1:06 P.M.

    Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:01 A.M.

    Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA

    As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:38 A.M.

    Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. The …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:03 A.M.

    Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:03 P.M.

    2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 6:21 P.M.

    Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

    West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far this year, …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 1:59 P.M.

    Brazil expands its anti-AIDS program

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s anti-AIDS program will be expanded to include at least 35,000 more people, a Health Ministry official said Wednesday.

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 9:33 A.M.

    Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:54 P.M.

    Salmonella at Ind. farm matches outbreak strain

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 7:50 P.M.

    Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:54 P.M.

    Report: France opens murder probe in Arafat death

    PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, judicial officials told a French new agency, after his widow and a TV …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:50 P.M.

    Calif. officials: 73 sickened with salmonella

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 2:09 P.M.

    European court nixes Italy embryo screening ban

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 2 P.M.

    Cuba: Cholera outbreak over; 417 cases, 3 dead

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says a cholera outbreak on the island has run its course with more than 10 days since the last confirmed case of the infectious disease. A …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:06 A.M.

    Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 10:02 P.M.

    FDA approves 4-in-1 HIV combination pill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Gilead …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 3:32 P.M.

    French singer Hallyday hospitalized for bronchitis

    PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was briefly hospitalized with a severe case of bronchitis, his producer said. The hospitalization …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    China AIDS patients topple gate of gov’t office

    BEIJING (AP) — About 300 AIDS patients and their relatives tore down the main gate of a government office in central China during a protest Monday over unmet demands for …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 9:01 A.M.

    Nepal home for HIV-positive orphans faces eviction

    KIRTIPUR, Nepal (AP) — Raj Kumar Pun took in HIV-positive orphans no one wanted, and when no one wanted to teach them either, he created a school in the shelter. …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012, 2:19 P.M.

    NYC fair nixes pig races and goes to the dogs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the county fair on New York’s Staten Island are making a dogged effort to prevent the spread of swine flu. The Staten Island Advance …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012, 4:01 A.M.

    China’s chaotic health care drives patient attacks

    HENGYANG, China (AP) — Dr. Chen Yuna had just eaten her lunch and was seated at her desk updating patients’ medical records when a masked man entered her office. He …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 9:19 P.M.

    NH hospital workers urged to get tested for hep C

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital says it’s notifying about 500 employees and affiliated clinicians the state is recommending they be tested for hepatitis C after an outbreak …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 4:30 P.M.

    Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …



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