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  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • CDC monitoring lab tech for possible Ebola exposure

    CDC monitoring lab tech for possible Ebola exposure
    A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday....
  • CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap

    CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap
    A technician at a government laboratory in Atlanta is being monitored for exposure to Ebola after material that may have contained the live virus was mistakenly moved between labs, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • Removing the pancreas used only rarely as a means of preventing cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is preventative surgery an option for people with a strong genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer? If not, are there any screening tests that can catch it early? ANSWER: Although removing the pancreas is a possibility for people...
  • In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
    Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully."...
  • Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings

    Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings
    Q: The people where I live are brain dead. The neighborhood is plagued by geese, ducks and nasty squirrels. There are laws against feeding these animals, but people do it anyway. As result, I walk my beautiful pup in poop. I have to bathe him constantly....
  • Ebola doctor's dilemma: Two patients, and drugs enough for one

    Dr. Lance Plyler prayed. He had a choice to make. Two colleagues at a hospital in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were battling the deadly Ebola virus. The air ambulance had turned back with a mechanical problem, and Plyler feared they...
  • Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won

     Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won
    The plague erupted deep in the forests of West Africa, sweeping through isolated villages and teeming cities before reaching across oceans to Europe and the United States. Previous Ebola outbreaks have felled hundreds of people. But health officials...
  • Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged

    Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged
    A new strain of the influenza virus is causing some concern among health officials. The national Centers for Disease Control has reported the flu is widespread in more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania. "The concern is that the flu season this year...
  • What Ebola has taught us

    What Ebola has taught us
    World Health Organization officials said Tuesday that the deadly Ebola virus could lead to 5,000 to 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by December despite the global fight against it ..." —Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2014. That...
  • Scottish Ebola patient moved to London; second patient tested

    A Scottish nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred from Glasgow to London on Tuesday as British officials sought to reassure the public that the situation was under control. “Safety measures are working well -- and the risk to the public is...