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  • Canada Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied by logistics

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine was stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzled over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic. Ottawa...
  • Rural hospitals pressured to close as healthcare system changes

    SAN FRANCISCO Sep 3 (Reuters) - In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. Within minutes, medics had taken the 68-year-old to the local hospital emergency room, less than a block from his house. "They checked me out real...
  • British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug

    British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug
    A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London said Wednesday. William Pooley, 29, was treated in a special isolation unit after...
  • CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • U.S. contract approved to speed tests of Mapp's Ebola drug

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday a federal contract worth up to $42.3 million would help accelerate testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that is being developed by privately held Mapp...
  • Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population

    Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population Assistive device products, high-tech communication systems, and innovative pill dispensers are providing needed solutions for both patients and caregivers who are...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Ebola vaccine from GSK fast-tracked into clinical trials

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good. The research work...
  • Former federal cyber security official guilty of child porn charges

    A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges. Jurors in federal court in Nebraska convicted Timothy DeFoggi, 56, after a four-day trial. DeFoggi is...
  • Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe

    Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe
    Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from the lead contractor hired by the state to build the site. North Dakota-based Noridian Healthcare...
  • Some HealthCare.gov contractors see contract values rise: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's...