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Traveler from Mali tested for Ebola at New York hospital

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NEW YORK - A traveler from Mali was being tested for Ebola infection on Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, with results expected later in the day, health officials in New York City said.

U.S. states get more, spend more on Medicaid under Obamacare: report

WASHINGTON - One part of the Affordable Care Act is going according to plan, with U.S. states receiving and spending more money on the Medicaid health insurance program, a report released by the National Association of State Budget Officers on Thursday showed.

Politics, U.S., 12:16am EST

Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies

BAMAKO - A doctor in Mali who treated the patient that sparked a second wave of Ebola in the West African nation has died, the government announced on Thursday.

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J&J demands $7.2 billion from Boston Scientific as trial begins

NEW YORK - Boston Scientific Corp should pay Johnson & Johnson $7.23 billion in damages and interest for breach of contract, nearly nine years after Boston Scientific won a controversial bidding war for device maker Guidant, lawyers for J&J told a U.S. federal judge on Thursday.

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Guinea imam's trip to Mali exposes gaps in Ebola response

KOUREMALE/DAKAR - When a sick Muslim imam from Guinea entered Mali at the border town of Kouremale last month, he did not use the main tarmac road with its Ebola checkpoint but took a nearby dirt track.

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Bird flu outbreak hits second Dutch farm, exports to remain frozen

AMSTERDAM - A second Dutch farm was hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Thursday, prompting the destruction of 43,000 chickens and prolonging restrictions on trade in the world's leading egg-exporting country.

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Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open

JACKSON Miss. - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it.

U.S., 3:01pm EST

Overweight cancer patients may be malnourished

(Reuters Health) – Overweight cancer patients may benefit from being tested for malnutrition, according to a new study.

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Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor.

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Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

(This version of the Nov.14th story changes 'Tools for the Mind' to 'Tools of the Mind' in paras 2, 5, 7, and 14.)

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