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  • Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

    Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
    Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African...
  • Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases

    Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases
    The first 300 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine were headed for Liberia on Friday, but health authorities say the West African nation may already have turned the corner on slowing the outbreak of the deadly disease. Although the vaccine was...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION In its first public statement about the so-called Deflategate situation the allegations that the New England Patriots played with deflated footballs against Indianapolis in last Sunday's AFC championship game the NFL said Friday that it has...
  • Apodaca: Educated parents should know better and vaccinate

    Will those parents who continue to withhold vaccinations for their children now please, please, please wake up? The recent measles outbreak must at least give pause to those who harbor misguided beliefs about vaccinations. For here in recent weeks we...
  • Women of child-bearing age commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, CDC says

    MILWAUKEE Narcotic painkillers which can cause birth defects commonly were prescribed for women of reproductive age, according to new data presented Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research, which looked at the...
  • Scrutiny Increases At Hartford Health Clinic; Mishandling of Suspected Ebola Case Cited

    Scrutiny Increases At Hartford Health Clinic; Mishandling of Suspected Ebola Case Cited
    HARTFORD — Community Health Services in the north end, one of the state's busiest medical clinics, mishandled a patient with Ebola-like symptoms and failed to make a cardiac referral for another patient who later had a heart attack and died,...
  • One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness

    One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness
    Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. She is taking part in one of the most unusual cancer experiments in the nation. With special permission...
  • NY panel asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death; calls care 'incompetent'

    Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concluded in a review that called the treatment...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth about gluten

    The biggest trend in the food world shows no signs of slowing down. According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 63 percent thought that following a gluten-free diet would improve physical...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children

    Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
    The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis. The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of...