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  • After Ebola ebbs, will the world again leave Africa to die?

    After Ebola ebbs, will the world again leave Africa to die?
    The problem with crisis-oriented assistance programs in the Third World is that crises, no matter how urgent they are, eventually fade. Too often, when the crisis disappears, so too do the armies of aid workers and buckets of money deployed by the...
  • Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases

    Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases
    Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has made its way to Virginia via a handful of travelers to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded six imported cases in the state this year — double the number counted in 2013 — but...
  • Virginia records adoptions, helps searches

    Half of all children given up for adoption will search for their birth parents at some point in their lives. Those adopted as infants are the most common group of people searching, and most often they start looking for the mother first, according to...
  • Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment

    Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment
    People might not expect to find life-changing medical treatment 2,400 miles from home via Facebook, but Amy Caterina did. The San Diego woman, who suffers from a chronic, painful swelling of the arms or legs called lymphedema, saw posts on Facebook...
  • Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home

    Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home
    In a shaded tent winding up Irolo Street in Koreatown, vendors from all over South Korea sold their regional specialties, including dried seaweed, sliced plum pickles, dried mussels, pickled octopus and marsh snail oil. Throngs of mostly elderly...
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day by becoming volunteer

    The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites...
  • South Windsor Woman's Goal: Mental Health Help For Officers

    South Windsor Woman's Goal: Mental Health Help For Officers
    EAST HARTFORD — Nothing seemed unusual about East Hartford police Officer Paul Buchanan on the final morning of his life. Those early hours on March 12, 2013, were pretty routine as Buchanan and his wife, Trish, prepared to go to work. He brown-...
  • After brief scare, Pentagon says ill tourist did not have Ebola

    A woman at the Pentagon who was rushed to a Virginia hospital after police found her vomiting in the parking lot Friday does not have the Ebola virus, local health officials said. After reviewing her travel history and questioning the woman, who has not...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has...
  • In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines

    In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines
    The deadly Ebola virus has struck three people all living within a few miles of one another — and of Christine Carey. Since the first patient was diagnosed Sept. 30, Carey has been attending news conferences and pestering public officials to...
  • More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case

    More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case
    They looked like they were on the set of a science-fiction movie — these two men in large, baggy white suits. A tube secured to one firefighter's face ran down to what looked like a waist pack. Both firefighters wore bright blue gloves, with...