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  • CDC says Ebola-infected nurse Vinson's illness may have begun Friday

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ebola-infected Texas nurse who traveled to Ohio over the weekend to plan for her wedding may have been ill as early as Friday, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Dr....
  • UN official warns some anti-Ebola measures might violate human rights

    GENEVA The international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa took on new complexity Thursday, with the World Health Organization dispatching experts to prepare nations near the epidemic's epicenter to battle the disease even as a key United...
  • With Ebola, CDC's Tom Frieden is facing the challenge of his career

    When Dr. Tom Frieden was appointed to head the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009, President Obama praised him as an expert in preparedness and response to health emergencies.  "His experiences confronting public health challenges...
  • 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...
  • Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...
  • Texas nurse with Ebola expected at NIH hospital on Thursday: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating a Liberian man at a Dallas hospital, is being moved to the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, the agency said on Thursday. Pham, who was...
  • Ebola crisis: Should the U.S. impose an air travel ban or not?

    With two Texas healthcare workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker...
  • Lawmakers grill health officials on flawed Ebola response

    WASHINGTON Senior health officials defended the government's response to Ebola at a tense hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers accused them of underestimating the danger posed by the deadly disease and flubbing procedures to contain its spread...
  • Children can get hand-foot-and-mouth disease more than once

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best ways to treat a toddler with hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Does she need to be seen by a doctor? Does having it once mean she won't get it again? ANSWER: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually...
  • Yale-New Haven Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

     Yale-New Haven Patient Tests Negative For Ebola
    NEW HAVEN — When test results came back late Thursday afternoon ruling out Ebola in a Yale doctoral student who fell ill after returning from Liberia, relief washed over officials who hours before had ramped up a full-scale response inside and...
  • Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Bank's Kim

    Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Bank's Kim
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way to end...