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  • Sierra Leone leader imposes curfew in bid to halt Ebola

    Sierra Leone's president imposed new restrictions Friday preventing people from entering or leaving two chiefdoms in the northern part of the country that are experiencing a resurgence of Ebola.
  • Dozens killed by moonshine in southern Nigeria

    Dozens of people in southern Nigeria are dying of poisoning from possibly adulterated home-brewed alcohol, health officials said Friday, days after they banned the moonshine.
  • Oregon women soon can get a year’s supply of birth control

    It's like a ritual for women across the nation: frequent treks to the pharmacist to refill birth control prescriptions.
  • Economy hit as MERS keeps Koreans indoors, deters tourists

    For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown.
  • Health officials tell US doctors to watch for MERS

    Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea.
  • Dementia drug developer Axovant climbs after $315M IPO

    Shares of Axovant Sciences nearly doubled in value after the dementia drug developer said its initial public offering raised $315 million, more than Axovant had expected.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP Sen. Graham offers abortion bill

    A Republican senator seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination introduced a bill Thursday banning most late-term abortions and is predicting the Senate will vote on the highly polarizing issue this year.
  • New Oregon law allows for a year of birth control at a time

    Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.
  • Key Minnesota official named CEO of medical cannabis company

    A Minnesota health official who was instrumental in getting the state's medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of a company that grows the cannabis -- a move that may expose him and the Department of Health to questions about prior regulatory decisions and the appearance of cashing in.
  • Advocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 first responders

    Advocates for ailing Sept. 11 first responders urged Congress on Thursday to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for the rescue workers, saying they need reassurance that their health care will not be cut off.