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  • HEALTH

    Patients to start applying for medical marijuana

    One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for permission to use it.

  • HEALTH

    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the ...

  • HEALTH

    Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.

  • MOVIE NEWS & REVIEWS

    Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.

  • HEALTH

    San Juan County workforce shrinks

    A measure passed by state lawmakers that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes.

  • BUSINESS

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    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.

  • FOOTBALL

    Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

  • HEALTH

    Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

    A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.

  • HEALTH

    Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

  • HEALTH

    Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

    On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.

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