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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question....

5 things to know about driving on marijuana
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes....

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday....





Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy
LONDON (AP) -- The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice....

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring....

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business....

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made....

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too....

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history....

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke....

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