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Dallas nurse catches Ebola from man who died
Photo: LM Otero, AP A hazmat worker points to the entrance of an apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for Ebola patient ...

Attorney general attempts to block Ebola waste disposal in Louisiana
As children played nearby, a decontamination team removed items from the Dallas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had been staying. (Photo: Cody Marcom / WFAA). CONNECT 81 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Louisiana ...

Alumna fights to prevent spread of Ebola in the US
A GW alumna is one of the top investigators trying to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States. Lauren Epstein, who graduated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences with a doctorate in 2007 after earning an undergraduate degree in biology ...

Delta flight quarantined in Ebola scare
A Delta Air Lines inc. (NYSE: DA:) flight was quarantined at the Las Vegas airport on Friday - and medical personnel at a nearby hospital was preparing to isolate patients if needed - after a child who had recently been in Africa vomited while on board. Officials ...

Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmers Said to Deliver 60000 Tons to Ports
Ivory Coast cocoa farmers sent 13,000 metric tons of cocoa to ports from Oct. 1 to 3, according to a person familiar with government data. Shipments to the ports were 47,000 tons from Oct. 6 to 10, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the ...

Frozen Fecal Matter from Healthy Volunteers can treat C. difficile
Due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a rise has been witnessed in C. difficile cases. Researchers are looking out for ways to treat the infection and they are not minding to try an unusual treatment like giving pills to patients having frozen feces of healthy ...

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts ...
Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts ...

Officials warn of 'irrational' efforts to avoid Ebola
Health officials were closely watching the condition Monday of a Dallas nurse who tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus while the World Health Organization warned against "irrational and disorganized efforts" to avoid infection. The woman was among ...

American nurse with protective gear gets Ebola; how could this happen?
(CNN) -- On the surface, the nurse in Texas seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola. She wore a mask, gown, shield and gloves. Her patient, a man who contracted the virus in Africa, was in isolation at the Dallas hospital ...

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins
(HealthDay News) -- A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers also pinpointed the important role of a particular enzyme in this ...

Fight Against Childhood Obesity With Fun Family Meals
Dr. Claire McCarthy is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior editor for Harvard Health Publications, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of ...

Area managed Medicare plans highly rated by federal agency
The overall quality of managed Medicare plans available in the Buffalo Niagara region improved slightly over the past year, according to ratings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The 22 Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug ...

UK to begin screening travellers for Ebola tomorrow
Enhanced screening for Ebola will begin at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1 tomorrow. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire. Topics: News · World · UK · Jeremy Hunt · Eurostar · Africa · England · Europe · Guinea · Liberia · Sierra Leone · United Kingdom; More ...

Nearly Half Of SIDS Cases Could Be Prevented [Because Its Not Actually SIDS]
A new study tells of a sad statistic that seems like it could be easily avoided. Every year 4,000 babies fall victim to SIDS—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This is a strange phenomenon where otherwise healthy babies go to sleep at night but are dead by ...

Congress Rushes to Increase Funding to Combat Ebola
Lawmakers are moving swiftly in the wake of reports that spending cuts prevented the creation of a vaccine. David Knowles t writerknowles. Hours after the head of the National Institutes of Health declared that the United States would have already produced ...

Molecule found in broccoli linked to improved autism symptoms
A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables may reduce symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, suggests a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For the study, scientists at the ...

Who is Nina Pham? Meet the Nurse Who Contracted Ebola
Nina Pham is the nurse who contracted the Ebola virus and is being treated in Dallas, a close family friend has confirmed to NBC News Monday. Pham is the first patient to contract the disease while on U.S. soil, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Why I don't breastfeed, if you must know
The mothers in my “Baby & Me Yoga Fit,” class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle. Feeding our babies whenever they were in need was one of the most nurturing parts of the class. But with my evil ...

'No Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Boston,' City Health Official Says
BOSTON (AP) — City health officials said Monday that Boston has seen three or four possible cases of Ebola since the latest outbreak began ravaging West Africa, but they stressed that the city has had no confirmed cases. Dr. Anita Barry, head of the ...

Liberia health workers strike over Ebola
A health worker wearing protective equipment takes a blood sample from a patient at a ward for patients suspected of having the Ebola virus, at Rokupa Hospital, Freetown October 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Christopher Black/WHO). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow ...

News Guide: Hospital workers are closely monitored for Ebola after infection of ...
News Guide: Hospital workers are closely monitored for Ebola after infection of ...

Ill passengers on jet are deemed Ebola-free
Five passengers experiencing flu-like symptoms aboard an Emirates flight originating in Dubai were escorted off the plane Monday afternoon by a team in full hazmat suits at Logan International Airport — prompting the second Ebola scare in Massachusetts ...

Heathrow to start screening for Ebola
Heathrow airport is to start screening for Ebola among passengers flying into the UK from countries at risk. A "handful" of cases - thought to be fewer than 10 - are expected to reach the UK before Christmas. Screening will start at Terminal 1, before being ...

Calm Family Meals Influence Health of a Child Positively, Reports Study
A new study has linked calm, friendly and positive family meals to healthier kids. This study found that positive environment during the meals could help a child to avoid becoming obese. Advertisements. The researchers of University of Minnesota checked the ...

Real Ebola crisis is in Africa, not in United States
For all the talk about globalization, most Americans still think in very local ways. We generally ignore distant problems that we cannot see, and then we overreact when they arrive at our shores. Overnight, the ignored and unseen becomes an obsessive and ...

About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient
Photo: Uncredited, AP FILE - This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died has tested positive for the ...

Famous Surgeon Condemns Healthcare System Over Brittany Maynard's ...
Famous Surgeon Condemns Healthcare System Over Brittany Maynard's ...

Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola
DALLAS – Before the country's first Ebola patient showed up at its emergency room, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. was a respected, renowned hospital. But a string of possible missteps in the wake of the Ebola crisis here has heaped negative ...

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in healthy humans
TORONTO Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the launch of the ...

Broccoli Sprouts Chemical May Treat Autism
Broccoli sprouts. Image: Johns Hopkins Medicine Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best known for claims that it can help prevent certain cancers — may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with ...

Grapefruit Fights Diabetes, New Study Shows
It's well known that the grapefruit diet has been around for more than 80 years and proved to be one of the most efficient weight loss diets. No wonder the grapefruit diet was nicknamed “the Hollywood diet”. Many film stars are using this diet to burn off some ...

Ebola screening begins at Heathrow airport
Passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries have been screened by health officials. The government said "a few passengers" had their temperatures checked and filled in a health questionnaire at Terminal 1 on Tuesday. Screening ...

China military-linked firm eyes quick approval of drug to cure Ebola
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese drugmaker with close military ties is seeking fast-track approval for a drug that it says can cure Ebola, as China joins the race to help treat a deadly outbreak of a disease that has spread from Africa to the United States and ...

Smoking linked to 14 million major medical conditions in U.S.
It's no secret that smoking tobacco products is the leading cause of preventable disease in the US, and a new study suggests that tobacco is linked to 14 million medical conditions. Researchers analyzed National Health Interview Survey data from 2006 ...

UN worker dies from Ebola in German hospital
A United Nations employee receiving treatment in Germany for Ebola has died from the disease, a hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday. The unnamed patient was being treated at St. Georg hospital, the Associated Press reported. The 53-year-old contracted the ...

German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola
BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been ...

Family meals help in fight against childhood obesity
More than 50% of children aged less than five years died of complications resulting from infectious diseases. Opinion · Blogs & Commentary · Polls · Education · CME/CE Features · Dermatology CME/CE · Features · Clinical Features · Clinical Challenge ...

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, And You: Here's How To Help Fight Ebola
Today Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Last month, Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would give $50 million ...

Higher Cholesterol Levels Linked to Prostate Cancer Recurrence
When abundant, two types of fat molecules circulating in the blood—triglycerides and cholesterol—may increase the risk of recurrence for men with prostate cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results of the study ...

Mice found to stay lighter on grapefruit juice diet
A 2006 study of 91 obese people conducted at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic found that eating half a grapefruit before each meal or drinking a serving of the juice three times a day helped people drop more than three pounds ...

WHO: 10000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen
Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals amid the ...

2 Your Health: Facebook CEO Donates Millions to Ebola Fight
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight Ebola. Zuckerberg made the announcement on his social media page. The money will go to the CDC's foundation. It will fund training and ...

US sets up rapid-response team for Ebola; Dallas nurse improves
DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States is establishing a rapid-response team to help hospitals "within hours" whenever there is a case of Ebola, the top doctor leading the response to the deadly virus said on Tuesday. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Ebola Tests For Local Patient Are Negative; Subject Still In Isolation
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -. Test results for a patient in Richmond who had Ebola like symptoms have come back negative. Officials say the patient is visiting Richmond from Liberia. On Monday afternoon, the patient arrived at a local clinic, and officials told ...

Sen. Nelson presses Washington over Ebola outbreak
UNDATED: In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images) ...

Workers at Madrid Hospital Say Spain Was Ill-Prepared for Ebola
Aid workers and doctors transport infected Spanish priest Miguel Pajares from a plane to an ambulance at an air base in Madrid on Aug. 7. Spanish Defense Ministry/ Associated Press. MADRID—As Ebola was spreading in Africa, more than 100 Spanish ...

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments
(CNN) -- A nurses' union has slammed the Dallas hospital where an Ebola-stricken nurse recuperates. President Obama says the world isn't doing enough. And WHO fears the outbreak will get far worse before it gets better. With multiple developments under ...

Lose Weight with Grapefruit Juice
“Health is Wealth”– We all know this, and as a culture we spend a significant amount of our wealth to obtain that health. How would you like to become healthier without spending the big bucks to get there? Yes, you read it right. Nature has provided us with a ...

By Thin Margin, Most Think US Is Prepared for Ebola Virus
Only slightly more than half of Americans think the U.S. is prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak despite efforts by federal health officials to reassure the public the country can contain the virus, a new survey shows. Fifty-six percent of Americans think the U.S. ...

Stop pinkwashing carcinogenic corporations!
Baker Hughes, involved in fracking, teams up with Susan G. Komen for the most egregious case of pinkwashing during this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A few days ago a co-worker approached me. She needed to talk to me about something—and ...

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