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WHO Updates Guidelines on Ebola Protective Gear
GENEVA—. The World Health Organization is issuing updated guidelines on proper use of personal protective equipment, or PPE, used in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. WHO officials say the guidelines will help to protect health care workers from ...

Arizona woman battles 2 cancers in 1 breast
Phoenix, AZ -- One in nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Though the number of breast cancer cases has increased, experts said the survival rates are improving. One Prescott Valley woman is hoping to raise awareness of ...

Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability
Two notable studies on Ebola this week shed more light on why some people are devastated by the virus, while others manage to survive the deadly pathogen. In one, researchers gathered data from 106 Ebola-stricken patients at the Kenema Government ...

12 inspirational individuals and organizations receive Karmanos Cancer ...
12 inspirational individuals and organizations receive Karmanos Cancer ...

Medicare Spent $292381 On HIV Drugs For Dead People
The federal government has been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on HIV drugs for Medicare patients who are already deceased, according to a federal watchdog. The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services released ...

UPDATE 2-Judge rejects strict limits on US nurse who treated Ebola patients
(Adds quotes from nurse, lawyers, judge, background). By Joel Page. FORT KENT, Maine Oct 31 (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the ...

Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civilian U.S. defense employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the ...

Crash Test Dummies Grow in Size to Reflect US Obesity Rates
A family of auto crash dummies is seen at the Ford Development Center during a full-frontal auto crash test in Dearborn, Michigan, on March 10, 2014. Rebecca Cook/Reuters. Tweet. AA. Filed Under: Tech & Science, Obesity, Automobiles, Crash, Crash test ...

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes. Neurons -- highly specialized nerve cells in the brain ...

What's that teal pumpkin? Trick-or-treating can be free of allergens, calories
For parents of children with food allergies, trick-or-treating can feel like bringing home a little basket of horrors. Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project, an effort to ensure that stress-free, non-food treats are available for children who can't partake of the standard ...

Man cured of arachnophobia after doctors remove part of his brain
If you can surgically shed pounds, why not your worst fears? A British man with a fear of spiders inadvertently had just that happen to him when he went under the knife for a brain abnormality and came out a brave, arachnid-loving new man. The unidentified ...

Oregon Woman Hospitalized For Possible Ebola Infection
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 31 (Reuters) - An Oregon woman being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized after registering a high temperature, state health officials said on Friday. The woman, who was being monitored after traveling to an ...

Fact Check: Tobin on Kirkpatrick's Medicare votes
THE COMMENT: "Remember: only one candidate in this race voted to cut Medicare by $700 billion. That was @Ann_Kirkpatrick. #AZ01". THE FORUM: Tweet posted Oct. 22. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT: Whether Kirkpatrick voted to cut Medicare by $700 ...

Ebola, imperialism and racism
To understand the political dynamics of the burgeoning Ebola epidemic, it is necessary to see the crisis in the context of geopolitics and the history of colonialism and imperialism against Africa by the United States and Europe. The recent spotlight on the ...

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