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  • Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died

    LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut down and quarantined on Monday a hospital where a man died of Ebola, the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.
  • Identifying and controlling fungal infection on plum tree

    Identifying and controlling fungal infection on plum tree
    Q: My purple-leaf plum tree has black swollen sections on some of its branches. What is this and what can I do for my tree? — Brian Maloney, Waukegan A: From your description, it sounds like a widespread fungal disease called black knot that...

    Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...

    How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...

    Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday. A crippling and incurable disease,...