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Texas hospital reaches settlement with nurse infected with Ebola Oct 24 2016

AUSTIN, Texas A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the United States has reached a settlement with the Dallas hospital where she was in a team caring for the man, a statement on Monday said.

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U.N. wants $200 million to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.

Oct 24 2016

Burden of cancer deaths from smoking heaviest in U.S. south

(Reuters Health) - Of all cancer deaths in the U.S., the share that’s related to smoking varies considerably by region, with southern states bearing the heaviest burden, according to a new study.

Oct 24 2016

Water soak fine for labor but not birth, doctors advise

(Reuters Health) - Water deliveries have no proven benefits for mothers and may lead to serious health problems for babies, U.S. doctors advise.

Oct 24 2016

Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same.

U.S., Oct 24 2016

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