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  • Texas Ebola patient on respirator 'fighting for his life'

    The first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. soil took a turn for the worse Sunday, with officials saying Thomas Eric Duncan was on a respirator fighting for his life. A senior federal health official familiar with his condition said Duncan “could...
  • U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'

    U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'
    U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious...
  • 50 in Texas being monitored for Ebola symptoms

    50 in Texas being monitored for Ebola symptoms
    Fifty people in Texas will be monitored daily for possible Ebola symptoms, including 10 who are considered at high risk because of their exposure to a patient now being treated for the deadly virus, public health officials said Friday. The larger...
  • Feds acknowledge mistakes in initial handling of Ebola patient

    WASHINGTON Federal authorities conceded Friday that the missteps marred the handling of America's first Ebola case in Dallas but expressed confidence in efforts underway to keep the deadly virus from spreading. Repeatedly, in a news briefing aimed at...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...
  • White House reassures public on Ebola scare

    WASHINGTON In the face of growing Republican calls for travel restrictions on Ebola-ravaged areas in West Africa, the Obama administration on Friday sought to reassure anxious Americans that current safeguards were enough to keep the deadly virus from...
  • Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87

    Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87
    Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain. The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...
  • Is postpartum depression a modern affliction that bypassed prehistoric mothers?

    Is postpartum depression a modern affliction that bypassed prehistoric mothers?
    Did prehistoric mothers suffer from postpartum depression? Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a psychology professor at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., has been researching whether the condition can be considered a so-called disease of modern civilization...
  • U.S. agency moves to end sex bias in biomedical research

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health began putting in place on Tuesday its new policy aimed at ending long-standing sex bias in biomedical research favoring male lab animals and cells in the pivotal studies that are done before...
  • Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda

    Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda
    An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said. The patient will be treated at the NIH Clinical...
  • Health news for expecting Hispanic mothers

    Health news for expecting Hispanic mothers
    Doctors are urging pregnant Hispanic women to be more aware of the potential birth defects that affect children of Hispanic mothers in seemingly higher rates than other ethnicities. According to a major finding in a report released by the March of Dimes,...