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  • Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently

    Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday. The worker at Texas...
  • Medical pot: a fight over possible loopholes

    Medical pot: a fight over possible loopholes
    In the battle over Amendment 2, Drug Free Florida has decried the medical marijuana ballot initiative as being rife with loopholes. And the pro-medical pot folks at People United for Medical Marijuana have had an answer for all of them – almost....
  • EPA approves Dow's Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn

    (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards....
  • Condom use is a public health issue, not sexual harassment [Letter]

    Condom use is a public health issue, not sexual harassment [Letter]
    Howard County's public schools are among the top in the nation. We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world. We also talk with kids about sex and relationships: "You can get pregnant any time you have...
  • Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]

    Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]
    The medical and scientific community was relieved when Gov. Martin O'Malley imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2011. He said that the state would only move forward with fracking if it "can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts...
  • First African Ebola vaccine trial starts as Spanish nurse worsens

    BAMAKO Three people in Mali were injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine on Friday the first such trial on African soil as the health of the first person to be infected on European soil deteriorated. The vaccine volunteers are among 40 Malian...
  • First case of flu reported in Maryland

    First case of flu reported in Maryland
    State health officials confirmed Thursday this season's first flu case. An Eastern Shore adult was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza and later released, according to the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The strain was A...
  • U.S. health workers rally for Dallas nurse with Ebola, students pray

    DALLAS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. health workers have joined social media campaigns in the past few days to support a Texas nurse who became the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, which she contracted caring for a dying African...
  • 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....
  • In Baltimore, ballroom culture is transforming the fight against HIV

    In Baltimore, ballroom culture is transforming the fight against HIV
    It's about pomp but also power -- not only to become a YouTube sensation or niche-culture legend, but to provide a family to those without one and to drive HIV awareness in a youth demographic identified by city health workers as being particularly...
  • California now has 32 reported cases of enterovirus D-68

    California health officials Friday said they've now identified 32 cases of enterovirus D-68 statewide, a number that's jumped quickly in recent days. In Southern California, four cases were in L.A. County, three in Orange County and one in Ventura...