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  • Medication, exercise best tools to cope with COPD

    Q: I was just diagnosed with COPD and chronic bronchitis. What are my treatment options? A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD get symptoms and flare-ups because of inflammation...
  • Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts...
  • Could an Africa-sized Ebola outbreak happen in U.S.? Officials say no

    Could an Africa-sized Ebola outbreak happen in U.S.? Officials say no
    More than 3,000 people are believed to have died in West Africa during the worst outbreak ever of Ebola. But public health officials are confident that the United States will not confront a similar crisis and point to the nation's modern medical and...
  • Reeling from Ebola, WHO warns of MERS risk to Africa

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Vulnerable countries, especially in Africa, need to defend themselves against the possible seasonal spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the first half of 2015, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. A WHO...
  • Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines. In a...
  • Concerns, questions as Dallas becomes 'ground zero' for Ebola in U.S.

    Concerns, questions as Dallas becomes 'ground zero' for Ebola in U.S.
    DALLAS (Reuters) - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man being treated in a Dallas hospital - has sparked worries that the virus that has killed thousands in West Africa could spread in one of the country's largest metropolitan...
  • Ebola case in Dallas signals health system lapse

    Ebola case in Dallas signals health system lapse
    A man infected with the Ebola virus slipped through the cracks of a system designed to stop the disease from spreading, health officials conceded Wednesday as they isolated five schoolchildren who may have had contact with the ill man and rushed to...
  • Ebola: Don't be scared. Be careful.

    Ebola: Don't be scared. Be careful.
    Federal officials announced Tuesday that a passenger who flew from Liberia to Dallas last month had become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. On Wednesday came word that health officials are monitoring several more people for signs of...
  • Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses

    Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses
    Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary provider, as guidelines...
  • Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola

    A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said. The unidentified patient, who is critically ill, has been cared for...
  • Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years

    PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. Domestic chickens, geese and ducks were...