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  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...
  • New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system

    New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system
    A second Ebola case in Texas — identified Sunday as a hospital worker who cared for the Liberian man who died last week from the disease — is raising fresh doubts about the preparedness of the U.S. health system to handle the deadly outbreak....
  • Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas

    Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas
    Less than three weeks ago, he came to Texas from Liberia to get married. On Wednesday, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in this country, died amid allegations by his family and prominent African Americans that his care was...
  • Texas Ebola patient on respirator 'fighting for his life'

    Texas Ebola patient on respirator 'fighting for his life'
    The first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. soil took a turn for the worse Sunday, with officials saying Thomas Eric Duncan was on a respirator fighting for his life. A senior federal health official familiar with his condition said Duncan “could...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines
    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...
  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal
    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...
  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....
  • How to recognize suicide signs, where to get help

    Friends of comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 in an apparent suicide, urged the public Monday to seek help if they have suicidal thoughts and encouraged friends to stay alert to any warning signs of depression. "Robin was as sweet a...