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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at...

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at ...

West Virginia health officials preparing for Ebola

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No Ebola cases have emerged in West Virginia, but hospitals, state health official and residents are preparing for the worst.

West Virginia University’s public affairs office sent an email Tuesday to the entire...

W.Va. health care cuts total $40 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled to begin next month on $40 million in cuts to health care benefits with the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

The agency’s finance board on Thursday approved a menu of...

W.Va. mental health care workers to receive pay raises

Mental health

services providers at two facilities get retention incentives

Flu season may get an early start in WV

Cases reported in Maryland, Kentucky; experts say state is one of highest immunized

Fighting Ebola means sweating in protective suit at 115 degrees
Fighting Ebola means sweating in protective suit at 115 degrees

BRUSSELS — Inside the eight-piece protective suits worn by doctors on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak, the temperature reaches at least 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But one of the most dangerous moments on the job is going through the 12 steps ...

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon
Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to...

CAMC doctors office building to be closed through Friday

The Medical Staff Office Building at 3100 MacCorkle Ave. in Kanawha City will likely remain closed through Friday, officials said.

“Crews continue working on a power problem at the building which is next to CAMC Memorial Hospital,” ...

Officials discuss Ebola preparedness

Kanawha, Putnam health workers say they are monitoring disease situation

First Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track...

W.Va. gets grant for lead poisoning prevention

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive a $196,000 federal grant aimed at preventing lead poisoning in children.

Congressman Nick Rahall announced the grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state...

Ebola’s victims may include dog in Spain

Ebola’s victims may include a dog. Officials in Madrid got a court order Tuesday to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease.

At least one major study suggests...

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