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  • NATION

    Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are...

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Ebola survivor: 'I felt like I was about to die'

    A U.S. doctor who survived after contracting Ebola while doing missionary work in Liberia is "very close" to the doctor most recently diagnosed with the disease and has spent time in "tearful prayer" for him, according to an interview with NBC News aired Tuesday.

  • NATION

    Minnesota health exchange awards outreach grants

    With the next open enrollment period just over two months away, the Minnesota's online health exchange is gearing up by asking a diverse group of organizations to help Minnesotans find insurance.

  • NATION

    Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

    A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Arizona abortion case headed to US Supreme Court

    Arizona's top attorney has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case against the state's strict abortion-medication regulations.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Man shot by Portland police on I-84 had fake gun

    A man shot by Portland police on Interstate 84 was carrying a replica semi-automatic pistol, and an ambulance had taken him for a mental-health evaluation the night before the incident, the authorities said Tuesday.

  • POLITICS

    Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself "a new kind of Republican" as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a state that has become increasingly reluctant to elect...

  • NATION

    Spay, neuter campaign targets rural dog numbers

    A Fairbanks nonprofit has teamed up with Bethel-based Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. to send veterinarians to rural villages to spay and neuter stray dogs in places where veterinary care is lacking.

  • NATION

    Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

  • POLITICS

    Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has...

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