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October 19, 2017 - 9:14 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David Rosenberg, Wayne State University (THE CONVERSATION) As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to...
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Red Cross volunteers talk to villagers about the plague outbreak, 30 miles west of Antananarivo, Madagascar, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)
October 19, 2017 - 5:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren't rapidly provided, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, a pop-up medical tent is shown on the sideline during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. This year, the NFL mandated the tents on every sideline at every stadium. They're used mostly for concussion testing or for quick medical work that does not require a trip to the locker room. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
October 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping? Not exactly. Those blue tents fans see popping up near the bench area at NFL games are for medical purposes only. And get this: The pro game, which rarely copies anything from the college...
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October 19, 2017 - 12:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a short ruling that...
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October 19, 2017 - 7:14 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90. Her family says in a statement that she died Wednesday of complications from a stroke following a recent diagnosis of...
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October 18, 2017 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:33 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Valen E. Johnson, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) In a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment. Without the drug,...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:31 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) When Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 on concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing 59, the city became the unfortunate host of...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT: definitely will not play; DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation): Thursday KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at OAKLAND RAIDERS — CHIEFS: OUT: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee), C...
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