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July 23, 2018 - 5:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men spreading Ebola to women via sexual transmission — the virus can survive in...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie is sworn in at the start of a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday, July 23 to confirm him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trump's campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, first lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump will receive a briefing on neonatal abstinence syndrome when she visits a Tennessee children’s hospital on July 24. The first lady’s visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, is tied to her “Be Best” initiative. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will receive a briefing on babies born addicted to drugs when she visits a Tennessee children's hospital this week. The first lady's Tuesday visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville is tied to her "Be Best" initiative. Mrs. Trump...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie is sworn in at the start of a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday, July 23 to confirm him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation vote of Robert Wilkie, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Veterans Affairs secretary (all times local): 5:09 p.m. The Senate has confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. The vote Monday was 86-9. He'll...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
(WWL.com) - A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows video games that require physical activity can improve health in children with obesity. The study involved 46 children. "We found that the kids who played these games actually lost weight and improved their cholesterol...
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July 22, 2018 - 10:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland, where having an abortion remains a criminal offense even as strict prohibitions are being repealed in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken...
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FILE - This image provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals shows the birth control implant Essure. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the maker of the permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by U.S. regulators says it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure...
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Don Ames
July 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
The New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board (NOMTCB) says it continues to detect West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes from Orleans Parish. Mosquitoes with the virus have been found on North Broad Street, Downman Road, Elysian Fields Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Mirabeau Avenue and Paris Avenue...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A leader at a New Orleans homeless shelter says people and groups who feed the homeless at encampments that develop along city streets and under bridges and overpasses may be doing more harm than good _ at least during the current heat wave. David Bottner, the CEO of the New...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a press conference to mark the end of the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore. A cyberattack on Singapore’s public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted Prime Minister Lee, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
July 20, 2018 - 8:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday. "The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal particulars and...
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