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  • Finding a sperm donor

    Finding a sperm donor
    K.D., a high school guidance counselor and doting aunt, has known for two decades that she wants to be a mom, with or without a partner. "Since I was 25, I've said if I don't meet the right man, I'm going to have a baby on my own," says the now 42-year-...
  • Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

    Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak
    President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently. The virus is “spreading faster and...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • Obama announces initiatives to fight Ebola outbreak

    ATLANTA President Barack Obama on Tuesday came to Atlanta to announce that he is sending thousands of U.S. troops and health personnel to fight the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, painting the crisis as a threat to global security. "Right now the...
  • Obama enviará 3.000 soldados para combatir ébola, dice brote amenaza la seguridad global

    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, dijo el martes que el brote de ébola en África es una amenaza creciente para la seguridad global y anunció que enviará 3.000 soldados para ayudar a evitar que la epidemia siga...
  • Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says

    Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says
    Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing. Before 2006, the age-adjusted rate of painkiller-involved deaths grew by...
  • Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

    Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC
    A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with...
  • American waistlines still expanding, study says

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers. Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans...
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.

    How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.
    Children reporting breathing problems have been streaming into emergency rooms across the Chicago area for several weeks, reporting symptoms akin to those caused by a rare virus that officials say could be sickening people across the Midwest. And even...
  • Exclusive : Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. The gift...