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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

'Pandemic Princess' cruise leaves 100 with norovirus, second journey scuttled

The highly contagious gastrointestinal virus sickened dozens during a leg from Singapore to Fremantle, Western Australia, aboard the Sea Princess. A 26-day cruise set to leave the same day was canceled, leaving 2,000 stranded ashore, after workers found mechanical issues aboard.

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5 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis - also known as whooping cough - when their parents had been immunized against the infection at least four weeks earlier, compared to children in homes where parents weren't immunized, researchers found.

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9 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Virus hunter confronts Ebola

Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

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12 hrs ago | Democracy Now

Underestimated and Ignored, Growing Ebola Epidemic Requires Unprecedented Global Mobilization

Laurie Garrett , senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for her coverage of an Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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16 hrs ago | CTV

WHO, U.S. seek to increase production of Ebola drugs, vaccines

High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs, officials at the World Health Organization and within the U.S. government say. The talks involve trying to find more production capacity for the therapeutics, which before this outbreak had never been tested in people.

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20 hrs ago | The Tribune

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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20 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Teen dead after 4WD crashes into a chemist in Sydney's southern suburbs

'Do you really know her?': White boyfriend of detained actress reveals how cops quizzed him like a curb-crawler as LAPD claims officers WERE acting on complaint of indecent exposure Pregnant woman dies after being hit in the face by stray bullet in Philadelphia drive-by but her baby is saved with emergency C-section U.S. Army veteran suffering from PTSD throws himself in front of traffic as his family and police officers helplessly watched Still single? Maybe you're just too difficult to date: Take Dr Pam Spurr's quiz to find out...and see how to change your ways White House denies threatening families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff over ISIS ransom but adds 'we made the law clear to them' Professor mom facing six years in jail after admitting part in 1995 murder of man who raped her at college after her ex-boyfriend 'stabbed him to death in revenge attack' Thousands of passengers ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Ebola epidemic death toll tops 2,400 as Cuba sends medical team

In Cuba, doctors and nurses are heeding the call for help to fight Ebola. The communist island nation says it's sending 165 healthcare workers to West Africa, where the worst outbreak of the disease in history is raging.

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Financial Times

Novo Nordisk and the diabetes epidemic

Sep 14, 2014 : Rising insulin sales have made Novo Nordisk one of the strongest growth stories in the pharma sector.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Combatting the obesity epidemic

Australia is quickly becoming one of the fattest countries in the world. Almost two thirds of us are now overweight or obese, with poor diets and high BMIs the major causes of disease in this country.

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Longridge Today

Ebola epidemic stops aid visits to stricken area

John and Carol at Carol s crochet cushion and cover stall which raised i 1 2264 for the skills centre Christ Church supports in Kailanuh in Sierra Leone. The tragic outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was brought home when John Spencer helped to raise funds for the stricken area.

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The Times of India

J&K: Fears of epidemic loom large, rescue operations hit due to rain

SRINAGAR: After few clear days, rain returned to the Kashmir valley on Sunday in bad news for flood victims as it could hamper rescue operations in the submerged areas. It is already being reported that rescue operations being conducted by the Indian Air Force from Jammu airbase have been affected due to rainfall.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Ebola crisis: 'I don't think people have cottoned on to the urgency of this calamity'

Red Cross health workers remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: AFP He knows death intimately.

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Reuters

Liberian president appeals to Obama for U.S. help to beat Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun.

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Reuters

Liberian president appeals to Obama for U.S. help to beat Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun.

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The Age

Ebola crisis: 'I don't think people have cottoned on to the urgency of this calamity'

Red Cross health workers remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: AFP He knows death intimately.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis

The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

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National Public Radio

How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

There's no question Ebola is one of the most terrifying diseases out there. It causes a painful death , typically kills more than 50 percent of those infected and essentially has no cure.

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Thanh Nein News

A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun,...

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva the vast nature of the outbreak -- particularly in the three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- required a massive emergency response.

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