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  • Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic

    Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic
    New state Ebola guidelines require that even those returning from West African travel with no symptoms to go through a 21-day quarantine, but the state health commissioner said that, in reality, she would have the discretion to decide whether such a...
  • More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola

    It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries. Healthcare...
  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...
  • U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive. The woman had...
  • New Ebola guidelines will be more stringent: U.S. health official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New guidelines being developed for U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients will be more stringent and will direct workers to make sure their skin and hair are fully covered, a top U.S. health official said Sunday. Anthony Fauci, the...
  • Do you trust your government on Ebola?

    Do you trust your government on Ebola?
    As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there may be more cases. Still, there's no need...
  • Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases

    BERLIN Back on March 26, just days after global health officials determined that a rash of deaths along the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia was the result of the deadly Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig...
  • Giving pricey hepatitis drug to prisoners may be financially wise

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using expensive new antivirals to treat hepatitis C in prisoners makes fiscal sense, a new paper says. Based on computer models, new pricey drug combinations were more cost-effective than older drug combinations and no...
  • Dallas County takes step back toward normal amid Ebola crisis

    DALLAS After three weeks of Ebola fear and tumult, Dallas County took a step back toward normal Monday. The emergency room where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated returned to regular operations. And 51 people considered at risk for the virus...
  • Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly

    Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly
    Science is knowledge based on facts derived from observation and experimentation. At least that's what the so-called "scientists" and "dictionaries" and "people throughout history" want you to believe. I, however, have it on good authority from...