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Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' 10/01/2014 07:42 PM
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
Smell test 'may predict lifespan' Smell test 'may predict lifespan' 10/01/2014 12:48 PM
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.
Cancer gene test 'would save lives' Cancer gene test 'would save lives' 09/30/2014 05:04 PM
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
Norway best country for older people Norway best country for older people 09/30/2014 05:02 PM
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
Children hit by tooth decay at three Children hit by tooth decay at three 09/29/2014 05:28 PM
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
Antibiotic 'link to child obesity' Antibiotic 'link to child obesity' 09/29/2014 10:02 PM
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' 09/30/2014 12:44 PM
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
Liberia chief doctor in quarantine Liberia chief doctor in quarantine 09/27/2014 08:15 AM
Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.
French launch crackdown on smoking French launch crackdown on smoking 09/25/2014 09:37 AM
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' 09/24/2014 05:03 PM
Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased breast cancer risk, research suggests.

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Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home 10/01/2014 11:09 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware....
2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor 10/01/2014 08:19 PM
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended....
Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions 10/01/2014 03:23 PM
Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds....
Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease 10/01/2014 03:29 PM
Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found....
Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients 10/01/2014 10:11 AM
FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) -- The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go....
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case Questions and answers about the US Ebola case 10/02/2014 12:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S....
Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear 10/01/2014 07:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....
Report: Hospital protocol failed in TB outbreak Report: Hospital protocol failed in TB outbreak 10/01/2014 06:31 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- An El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospital health screening, a federal report shows....
Questions about tuberculosis after infants exposed Questions about tuberculosis after infants exposed 10/01/2014 06:42 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say more than 850 infants have been exposed to tuberculosis in an El Paso hospital by a nursing assistant who was diagnosed with the illness. Although cases of TB are at an all-time low in the U.S., the virus can be fatal if untreated, and is especially dangerous for small children and babies....
The US Ebola case: 5 things to know The US Ebola case: 5 things to know 09/30/2014 09:47 PM
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas....
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