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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
  • Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/ index.html)...
  • Ebola patient at NIH in Maryland upgraded to 'good' condition

    Ebola patient at NIH in Maryland upgraded to 'good' condition
    An Ebola patient being treated at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda has been upgraded from fair to good condition, the institute announced Tuesday. Nina Pham, 26, the first person to contract the deadly virus in the U.S., is one of two nurses...
  • Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo is now virus-free; Nina Pham improving

    American journalist Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola, health officials announced Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Texas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham's condition was upgraded to "good" from "fair," and Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the opening of a...
  • 2 centers in Texas to have specially trained workers, equipment for Ebola and other infectious diseases

    DALLAS UT Southwestern Medical Center will staff one of two designated biocontainment centers in Texas, providing specially trained workers and equipment to treat Ebola and other infectious diseases, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday. The hospital will...
  • Lack of commercial market hurts efforts for Ebola vaccine, experts say

    WASHINGTON Hospital workers battling Ebola in West Africa and Dallas are missing the one weapon that could help them most: a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment or vaccine. Instead, doctors and nurses rely on experimental drugs and...
  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html)...
  • Plants used to study ways of delivering drugs for pulmonary hypertension

    University of Florida researchers are using the leaves of plants to study new ways to deliver drugs that treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease with few treatment options, according to a study published online in the September issue of the journal...
  • Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate

    Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate
    Dan Rodricks is, as the saying goes, entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. In "Vigilance for viruses comes at a cost" (Oct. 19), Mr. Rodricks recites one scientist's complaint (in a Huffington Post interview) that research support from...
  • Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

    (Reuters) - There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared...