Health

FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, a water fountain is covered because of lead in the drinking water at Creston Elementary School in Portland, Ore. An upcoming $790 bond measure for the Portland Public Schools would be the largest in state history. Proponents say the money is desperately needed to repair and update infrastructure at the city's schools, which last summer made national headlines after toxic levels of lead were found in school water fountains. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, file)
May 12, 2017 - 2:23 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon's largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every Portland school. The $790 million spending package that would raise taxes to address the crisis has generated...
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This image provided by the Twitter page of @fendifille shows a computer at Greater Preston CCG as Britain's National Health Service is investigating "an issue with IT" Friday May 12, 2017. Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country are reporting problems with their computer systems as the result of an apparent cyberattack. (@fendifille via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 1:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across Britain on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. Britain's National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no immediate evidence...
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May 12, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is criticizing a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunches healthier. She tells an annual health conference in Washington that more nutritious school lunches are important since millions of kids eat...
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FILE - This Friday Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a sign outside one of London's National Health Service hospitals. Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country are reporting problems with their computer systems as the result of an apparent cyberattack, Friday May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reported cyberattack on Britain's hospitals (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Spain has activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers targeted in ransomware cyberattacks. The National...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, a water fountain is covered because of lead in the drinking water at Creston Elementary School in Portland, Ore. An upcoming $790 bond measure for the Portland Public Schools would be the largest in state history. Proponents say the money is desperately needed to repair and update infrastructure at the city's schools, which last summer made national headlines after toxic levels of lead were found in school water fountains. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, file)
May 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon's largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every Portland school. The $790 million spending package that would raise taxes to address the crisis has generated...
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FILE - In this undated colorized transmission electron micrograph file image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. Health authorities are investigating nine suspected cases of Ebola in a remote corner of northern Congo, including two deaths, the country's health minister said Friday May 12, 2017. (Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 12:18 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including another death, the country's health minister said Friday. One case of the hemorrhagic fever was...
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This is screengrab taken from the website of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust as Britain's National Health Service is investigating "an issue with IT" Friday May 12, 2017. Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country are reporting problems with their computer systems as the result of an apparent cyberattack,.(PA via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. Britain's National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no immediate evidence...
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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum is reassuring Iowans fearful of losing health coverage that the House GOP bill is just a “tweak of Obamacare,” after campaigning on repealing the health care law _ and voting last week to gut it. The second-term Blum says “only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill,” referring to the measure narrowly passed in the GOP-controlled House last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 12, 2017 - 12:04 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — After campaigning on repealing the health care law and voting to gut it, an Iowa Republican is cautioning constituents fearful of losing coverage that the House GOP replacement is just "a tweak of Obamacare" that would have gone further had he had his way. Two-term Rep...
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FILE - This Friday Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a sign outside one of London's National Health Service hospitals. Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country are reporting problems with their computer systems as the result of an apparent cyberattack, Friday May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 12, 2017 - 11:49 am
LONDON (AP) — A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. Britain's National Health Service said hospitals across England were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no...
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May 11, 2017 - 7:58 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that Zika can lead to severe...
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