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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    United States airports tighten Ebola checks on West African travellers

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... the spread of the virus. John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) is the first of five in the United States to toughen screening of travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries that have seen ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    United States experts unsure about viability of plans for Ebola screening for airline passengers

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:52pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US faces hurdles in pledge to boost Ebola screenings US President Barack Obama's pledge to boost screening for Ebola-infected airline passengers will mean devising a way to check thousands of flights arriving daily at US airports for those who are ill but symptom-free. While United and Delta airlines are the only US-based operators serving Africa, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post No support for idea bra use is linked to cancer It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Governor eases rules on health workers back from West Africa after White House weighs in New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy New York state has eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient. New ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... is the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that spilled into the United States. The second is the late summer outbreak of enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness that has affected more than 1,100 people in 46 states since August, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Most areas of the country are reporting a decline in EV-D68, but seven states, including California, are still ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... been diagnosed so far in the United States: Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on October 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; two nurses who treated him there; and Spencer, ... Reuters in New York US state imposes Ebola quarantine A medical worker quarantined in the US state of New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... months. West Africa is experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Cases have also been recorded in the United States, Germany, Spain, Norway, France and Britain. So far, 10,141 suspected ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    'Regulate pharmacy industry', United States told

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... pharmacy industry' FDA told The deadly meningitis outbreak in the United States blamed on a tainted drug has triggered outraged calls for tighter regulation of the pharmaceutical compounding industry. At least 12 people have died while there have been 138 cases of fungal meningitis cases, as a result of a contaminated drug that was shipped to clinics and hospitals in 23 states ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    United States considers making HIV test part of routine health screening

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Washington Move to make HIV testsstandard practice in US A US health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally change how the virus is detected and treated in the United States. The US Preventive Services Task Force, a government-backed group of clinicians and scientists, is expected to make ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    New Yorkers worried after doctor back from Africa found with Ebola fever

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the United States' most populous city. Despite reassurances from Mayor Bill de Blasio and state ...




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