Posts Tagged Health

Sierra Leone marathoner joins race against Ebola

Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — As a boy, marathon runner Idrissa Kargbo sprinted through the villages of Sierra Leone on errands for his grandmother and later as a coffee courier. Now at 23 years old, his times have qualified him for races on three continents.

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Moose populations down as winter ticks cull herd

This undated photo provided by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department shows a moose with hair loss on its back. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are all issuing fewer moose hunting permits this year, and officials in all three states say they had to reduce permits because of the impact of ticks.  (AP Photo/Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to offer hunters fewer permits or halt hunting altogether.

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Tigers’ Avila remains sidelined with dizziness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.

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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems.

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Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they've placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.

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