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  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about this disease

    Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Whatdoctorsknow.com What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Ebola: a Q&A

    Q. Where did Ebola come from? A. The virus first appeared in 1976 in two outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fruit bats are considered the likely host of the virus. Infection occurs among several animals,...
  • Emirates Airlines suspends flights to Guinea after Ebola outbreak

    Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has suspended service to Conakry, Guinea, citing the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the West African country. Emirates is the first major international carrier to halt service in response to the outbreak. Several carriers...
  • Second American with Ebola to return to U.S

    The second American aid worker who contracted theĀ Ebola virusĀ in West Africa was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital on Monday was reportedly testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease....
  • Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit

    Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit
    A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life. He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
  • Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says

    Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa while caring for victims of the disease, received an experimental serum before leaving Liberia for the U.S., the organization he works for said Sunday. Samaritan's Purse said in a...
  • American missionary battling Ebola to arrive in U.S. on Tuesday

    As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in...
  • Use of experimental Ebola drug raises red flags among medical experts

    Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
  • Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment

    Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment
    An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus. Nancy...
  • Gov. Brown limits full-contact football practices for teens

    Gov. Brown limits full-contact football practices for teens
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed controversial legislation limiting the amount of full-contact practices for teenage football players in an effort to reduce concussions and other serious brain injuries. The measure prohibits football teams at public...