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  • BUSINESS

    New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

    Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

  • HEALTH

    CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports, as officials took to the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers who might be at risk of contracting...

  • BUSINESS

    WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

  • HEALTH

    Walker outlines abortion, gay marriage positions

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn't said much on the campaign trail about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpeted his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he was seeking.

  • HEALTH

    Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected...

  • HEALTH

    Kansas company raising money for Ebola clinics

    A Wichita-based nonprofit is trying to raise $300,000 to send eight solar-powered clinics to western Africa in response to the Ebola crisis.

  • BUSINESS

    CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

    First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

  • HEALTH

    Ga. Ebola response team to meet at state Capitol

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the first meeting has been scheduled for the state's newly formed Ebola response team.

  • HEALTH

    Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

    The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois said sudden short staffing at the Springfield site is posing "unprecedented" challenges in meeting patient demands as the nation's Veterans Affairs system faces questions about long wait times in delivering care.

  • BUSINESS

    In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

    An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

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