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Health Officials Say More Than 80 People Were Exposed To Texas Ebola Patient

Huffington Post    - ‎15 minutes ago‎   
DALLAS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, health officials said Thursday, as four members of the patient's family were quarantined as a ...

Ebola outbreak: UK urges decisive action at London forum

BBC News    - ‎30 minutes ago‎   
The UK has called for urgent decisive action from the international community to deal with the growing Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

The Smell of Death?

WILX-TV    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
A new study suggests older adults who lose their sense of smell may be at an increased risk of early death. Researchers tested the ability of over three thousand seniors to identify five odors ... Including peppermint, fish and orange. Five years later they ...

Most Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for Overdose

WebMD    - ‎10 minutes ago‎   
THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don't know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows.

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

The Seattle Times    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked -- but at least you can get your money back.

Enterovirus Respiratory Illness Is Linked to Four Deaths

New York Times    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
At least four people have died after contracting a severe respiratory illness that has spread to more than 40 states, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

Daily Mail    - ‎41 minutes ago‎   
The 29-year-old Irish model and reality star has been photographed in a limited edition set from Alexis Smith underwear created to raise money for the charity Against Breast Cancer during October.

Free, long-acting birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Fox News    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the results of a new study.

Black Donor's Sperm Mistakenly Sent to White Parents

WTHR    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
A white mother from Ohio is suing a sperm bank for sending her vials from a black donor, saying her biracial 2-year-old daughter will be stigmatized by her family and the "intolerant" town where they live.

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014

U.S. News & World Report    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
U.S. military hospitals and clinics must improve access to treatment, quality of care and patient safety, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

How Much Money Does Your Doctor Get From Drug Companies?

TIME    - ‎27 minutes ago‎   
Doctors received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and device makers over a five month period in 2013, according to figures the federal government released this week.

Lilly to End Development of Lupus Drug on Trial Failure

Businessweek    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY:US) will end development of an experimental drug for lupus after the medicine failed to help patients in two late-stage clinical trials.

New York Times    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
Proteins glowing under ultraviolet light on a type of plant used to produce the drug ZMapp. Credit Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Continue reading the main story.

Chinatopix    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
(Photo : REUTERS/2Tango) Residents, who are in an Ebola quarantine area, complain to a security officer as they wait for their relatives to bring them food and essentials, in West Point, Monrovia August 23, 2014.

Today.com    - ‎16 hours ago‎   
While TODAY anchors showed off their #PinkPower to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and rally around America's 2.8 million survivors on Wednesday, viewers shared their own emotional breast cancer stories on our Facebook page.

ABC News    - ‎6 hours ago‎   
The Detroit Zoo's newest addition made his debut Wednesday, prancing around his pen and bonding with his mother. The unnamed reticulated giraffe was born Tuesday to 5-year-old Kivuli following a 15-month gestation, the zoo reported.

FDA Strengthens Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Kansas City infoZine    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information.

Women in UAE invited to breast cancer self-examination world record attempt

The National    - ‎20 minutes ago‎   
Abu Dhabi // A healthcare service provider has invited women to participate in a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest simultaneous breast cancer self-examination.

WJLA    - ‎11 hours ago‎   
WASHINGTON (NewsChannel 8) - The District of Columbia is seeing historic low levels for the rate of infant deaths, but is pushing forward with a new initiative that could help lower the rates even farther.

Merck Gardasil follow-up could block 90% of cervical cancers--if uptake ...

FierceVaccines    - ‎32 minutes ago‎   
Merck's ($MRK) investigational, 9-valent HPV vaccine has the potential to block about 90% of invasive cervical cancer cases worldwide, new research shows.
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