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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flu or Ebola? US braces for a season of confusion After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the US, health authorities ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1629357/us-health-authorities-brace-confusion-over-flu-and-ebola
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Is cow's milk as good for us as we thought? Study suggests not

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Drink lots of milk to strengthen your bones and boost your health, doctors say. But a study in The BMJ medical journal yesterday said Swedes with a high intake of cows' milk died younger, and women suffered more fractures. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1627687/cows-milk-good-us-we-thought-study-suggests-not
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse ‘made to feel like a criminal’ after returning to US following stint treating Ebola patients

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 10:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Kaci Hickox says she was made to feel like a criminal on her return to America after a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa U.S. Nurse tells ... saying she was made to feel like "a criminal". Kaci Hickox was the first person to enter mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical staff returning to parts of the US who may have had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624965/quarantined-us-nurse-made-feel-criminal-after-returning-home-following
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Soft-drinks industry joins fight against obesity by pledging smaller containers and lower calories Honey, we're shrinking the bottle In an ambitious pledge, the US ... Rosa DeLauro. And it’s not just lawmakers who are increasingly wary of soft drinks. Americans have been eschewing it for years. Consumption has been declining in the US for more than a decade. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... reaction Just hours after US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, there were reports of communities in America- including many frantic parents ... at the Pentagon, where an entrance was closed after a woman vomited in a car park. US authorities later found no evidence that she had contracted Ebola. In each case, parents or officials involved said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus
  6. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Reuters in New York Stores stock up on masks and some subway users are nervous after doctor brings virus from Africa, but most go about their business Jitters in New York over first Ebola ... and gone bowling since returning from Guinea a week ago but before showing symptoms. "I am worried. It feels as if [a] doctor's arrogance has put us all in danger. Why wouldn't you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/new-yorkers-worried-after-doctor-back-africa-found-ebola-fever
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... spreads alarm among U.S. fliers The deadly Ebola epidemic is now spreading panic in the US as flight crews are facing increasing numbers of false alarms from worried passengers when people fall ... the infection claimed the life of a Liberian man who had flown to Dallas, Texas and was later diagnosed with the disease. While caring for Thomas Duncan, US nurse Nina Pham, 26, contracted the illness- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1616300/arrival-ebola-spreads-alarm-among-us-air-crews-and-passengers
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola, becoming second US case

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the US. Dr Tom Frieden, head of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said the diagnosis showed ... a specific breach of protocol that might have led to her being infected. Duncan, who arrived in the US from Liberia to visit family on September 20, died on Wednesday. Texas health officials have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615365/texas-health-care-worker-tests-positive-ebola-becoming-second-us-case
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

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

    ... 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 ... through which the federal government has recently ordered all US-bound travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea funnelled for special Ebola screening. The worst Ebola outbreak on record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624862/new-jersey-quarantines-health-worker-ebola-precaution
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

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

    ... weeks, while a fourth US state, Florida, has ordered twice-daily monitoring during that period. But under pressure from the White House, where officials believe these rules could deter health workers from helping fight the epidemic in West Africa, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rushed to ease his state's rules. It came as US nurse Kaci Hickox, whose enforced quarantine in New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626125/new-york-state-backtracks-ebola-isolation-policy

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