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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 2, 2014


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Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — 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.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Preschools latest to take on green movement
Posted: September 02, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle.

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Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 6:01 pm

SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them.

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Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 6:01 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."

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Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 been spreading in the region.

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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 6:01 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — 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 choosing.

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Missionary group says another American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 3:01 pm

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Missionary group says another American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia.

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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 1:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

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Monday 09/01/2014
US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 8:00 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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