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  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

    Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure
    (Reuters) - Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...
  • Tinker Field, wars, and fair districts: Letters

    Memories of Tinker Field When my husband and I moved our small family to Orlando from Brattleboro, Vt., he was responding to the doctor's recommendation to get his ill wife away from the freezing Vermont winters and into a pleasant Florida clime. The...
  • Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo: locals

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about this disease

    Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Whatdoctorsknow.com What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The...
  • Trestman takes ice bucket challenge in honor of mentor

    Trestman takes ice bucket challenge in honor of mentor
    Want to see Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman dump a bucket of ice water on his head? We’ve got you covered. The team’s website has posted video of Trestman joining the latest viral craze -- #ALSIceBucketChallenge -- which has been...
  • Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw has ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw has ALS
    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Tim Shaw was one of the best in the NFL at running downfield and making tackles during his playing days. Now, less than a year since he was last with an NFL team, the 30-year-old Shaw announced on the Tennessee Titans web...
  • Carnett: Living with what Parkinson's takes can be painful

    Parkinson's disease slows a person down. Trust me on that, I possess first-hand knowledge. I was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago. Actor Robin Williams — who was in the early stages of the disease before his death, according to his...
  • Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw diagnosed with ALS

    Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw announced Tuesday that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “A year ago I was playing NFL football,” Shaw said in a video released by the Tennessee Titans in...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose...