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  • World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak
    Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known...
  • Contraception, abstinence push U.S. teen birthrates to historic lows

    The birthrate for American teens hit an all-time low in 2013, and government statisticians attribute the decline to a reduction in teenage sexual activity and more widespread use of birth control among those who are having sex. Preliminary birth...
  • U.S. hospitals overdo Ebola plans, posing new risks: researchers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fear of Ebola is causing U.S. hospitals to take precautions that, paradoxically, might backfire, increasing the risk to those caring for a patient with the deadly disease, researchers warned this week. The only confirmed Ebola...
  • State universities must do better in deterring rape

    Florida universities have a shameful record of failure in obtaining convictions for rapes reported to campus police. Of the 55 rape accusations at the state's public universities in the past two years, only seven ended in arrests. And of those cases,...
  • WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases
    GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people...
  • Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

    NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A one-size-fits-all approach to weight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance users and older people out of the operating room, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from a Canadian program intended to encourage...
  • DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation's most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to stem an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death. The agency said it would publish a rule Friday to place...
  • A mother's loss: Dealing with the loss of a baby or struggling with infertility

    A mother's loss: Dealing with the loss of a baby or struggling with infertility
    I have a sensitive spot in my heart for couples dealing with the loss of a baby and/or struggling to get pregnant. I can relate to both circumstances. When my husband and I discovered that we were expecting in April 2008 – a month after we got...
  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    (Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on...
  • U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe...
  • Trader Joe's, Whole Foods nut butters recalled for risk of salmonella

    Trader Joe's, Whole Foods nut butters recalled for risk of salmonella
    Some almond butters sold at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods stores are being recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella. The almond butters are part of a larger nut butter recall also involving peanut butters, according to the U.S. Food and...