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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 24, 2014


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China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.

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Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 2:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.

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Childhood traumas more common in military members
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 12:05 am

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.

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Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 9:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country.

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Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 7:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition.

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APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 5:01 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:06 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.

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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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