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  • HEALTH

    Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

  • HEALTH

    Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

    Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.

  • BUSINESS

    Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling

    Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.

  • BUSINESS

    Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

    Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.

  • HEALTH

    Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

    As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their...

  • HEALTH

    Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

    Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.

  • HEALTH

    Governor announces Ebola virus protocols

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday health officials will monitor people returning to the state from areas of West Africa affected by the Ebola virus and those who may have been in contact with an Ebola patient.

  • HEALTH

    Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: ...

  • HEALTH

    Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

    A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

  • BUSINESS

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Deadly explosion of Virgin Galactic rocket a setback for space tourism, experts say

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