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    Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.


    Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

    As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their...


    Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.


    Travelers from West Africa face quarantine in Ohio

    Travelers returning to Ohio from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks are to be quarantined at home for three weeks if they've been exposed to anyone potentially infected with the virus, according to state guidance announced Friday that also calls for monitoring the health of returning...


    Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

    Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.


    Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

    Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.


    $2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

    The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.


    A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.


    Reproductive-rights group asks court to block law

    An attorney for a Norman abortion provider told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Friday that he will have to close his practice next week unless the court blocks a law that takes effect Saturday requiring abortion providers to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present...


    UW touts med school expansion in Spokane

    The University of Washington's plan to double the size of its medical school program in Spokane is the most cost-effective way to meet the state's need for more doctors, according to a new study released Friday.

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