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  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Chicago is a rat's kind of town

    Chicago is a rat's kind of town
    Congratulations, Chicago. You are the vermin Triple Crown winner. Orkin, the Atlanta-based pest control company, released a list earlier this week with the Chicago area as the No. 1 U.S. location for rats. The exciting news comes on the heels of...
  • Free women's health screenings in Hampton

    Free women's health screenings in Hampton
    All uninsured women over the age of 18 in Hampton can schedule an appointment with the Hampton Health Department at 757-727-1172 for free health services on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Services: Gynecological exam, Pap test, clinical breast exam, free mammogram...
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...
  • Elementary school in Ohio closes amid Ebola scare

    AKRON, Ohio Judith Resnik Community Learning Center in West Akron was evacuated Thursday amid concerns that the mother of a student came in contact with an Ebola patient who visited the area over the weekend. The Summit County Health Department...
  • Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die in the years following the cancer than women with poorer diets, according to a new study. The exceptions were women with diabetes or a...
  • Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'

    Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants a temporary White House Ebola chief in a situation room directing traffic and coordinating responses to Ebola cases in the United States. Nelson, a Democrat from Orlando who earlier this month called on the White House to...
  • Experts fault changing U.S. guidelines on Ebola protective gear

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - When Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited Ebola-stricken sites in West Africa last August, he was dressed in a full protective bodysuit and ventilator. That level of...
  • Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show

    Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show
    Hazardous waste from an embattled Vernon battery recycler dripped from tractor-trailers onto public roadways last year, according to recently released public documents in which a state environmental inspector called the leaks an "on-going problem" that...
  • With Ebola cases, CDC zeros in on lapses in protocol, protective gear

    With Ebola cases, CDC zeros in on lapses in protocol, protective gear
    Federal health authorities Wednesday appeared to be focusing on apparent lapses in the way a Dallas hospital responded to a Liberian man suffering from symptoms of an Ebola infection, which now has spread to a second healthcare worker at the hospital....