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  • We need to isolate, contain and treat Ebola

    Ebola is one of the most highly lethal and mysterious viruses, and we need to prevent our people from succumbing to its deadly grip. There are still too many unknowns, and until we are able to grapple with exactly how to combat this enemy, we need to...
  • Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In State

    Connecticut's share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show. Federal cancer institute funding to...
  • We need a nation of critical thinkers

    The most heart-wrenching phrases used in reporting tragic stories involving loss of human life: “In hindsight we could have,” or “We should have,” or “We didn’t think this would ever happen to us.” In my...
  • 'S.S. Ebola' passengers show good humor on cruise despite viral anxiety

    They dubbed the ship the S.S. Ebola, bellied up to the bar to spend $200 vouchers, and shared wild rumors for several days at sea. But when passengers of the Carnival Magic stepped ashore in Galveston on Sunday morning, their vacation smiles soon faded to...
  • Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family disputes CDC story, gets a lawyer

    Health officials gave Texas nurse Amber Vinson permission to fly to Ohio and back even though she voiced concern about Ebola, her relatives said Sunday, adding that they have retained a high-profile attorney. Their statement contradicted a Centers for...
  • Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban

    Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban
    Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
  • Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa

    Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa
    As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the...
  • Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus

    Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus
    In 1983, before the HIV virus was identified, a young woman in New Haven was diagnosed with an apparent case of AIDS. Carlotta Locklear was a commercial sex worker who was struggling with a heroin addiction and had an infant child. She was also the center...
  • Confirman un segundo caso de enterovirus en Florida

    Confirman un segundo caso de enterovirus en Florida
    MIAMI - Las autoridades de salud de Florida confirmaron hoy el segundo caso de infección con enterovirus D68 en el estado, un virus sumamente contagioso que afecta a las vías respiratorias y puede resultar mortal. La enfermedad le fue diagnosticada a un...
  • Ebola joke gets man escorted off plane

    Ebola joke gets man escorted off plane
    A passenger on a US Airways flight Wednesday from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic was greeted by agents in hazmat suits after he allegedly made a joke about Ebola. A video uploaded on YouTube by a passenger shows at least four people in blue...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...