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  1. Ebola patient's associates, health workers closely monitored; Response shifts to high gearRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Business Journal

    Columbia University Center for Infection Director Ian Lipkin discusses the medical risks from the first case of the Ebola virus in the United States, what is needed to prevent an outbreak from happening and why the virus is less of a threat than SARS or a flu pandemic. He speaks on "Market Makers."

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  2. Officials: Ebola not serious threat to GuamRead the original story

    47 min ago | Pacific Daily News

    Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to objects such as needles that have been contaminated. The illness has an average incubation period of 8 to 10 days ; CDC recommends monitoring exposed people for symptoms a complete 21 days.

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  3. The first infected patient is believed to have contracted the often-fatal sickness in LiberiaRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | K99FM

    Health officials in Texas are closely monitoring a second person for possible Ebola infection. WFAA-TV in Dallas reports the second individual had close contact with a man confirmed yesterday as the first person diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil.

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  4. Doctor: US Not Prepared to Deal With EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | News Max

    The details surrounding the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States is a sign that the country is not prepared to deal with this epidemic, says Dr. Elaina George. "Just looking at what happened in Texas where the patient went to the emergency room and was actually sent home without [the hospital] actually taking a travel history or even an in-depth intake, which would have immediately had him admitted, when you know that he's coming from a country that Ebola is running rampant" is very discouraging, George told J.D. Hayworth and Olga Villaverde on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

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  5. Politico Report Rips Culture at Secret ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | News Max

    It is getting harder to defend the foibles of the U.S. Secret Service, an agency tasked with protecting the president but letting down its crucial role at every turn, Politico reports in its latest magazine . The cover story details a "rotten" agency whose arrogance led it to issue a news release after Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, actually scaled a fence and got way inside the White House last week as showing "restraint" - a superlative dubbed laughable by some FBI agents and one that belies real problems as the president's security seems threatened by such embarrassing gaffes.

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  6. Ebola patient in Texas came to U.S. via Brussels: reportRead the original story

    48 min ago | Washington Times

    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. traveled from Liberia by way of Brussels, a Canadian health official has told Reuters. On the surface, the revelation adds a wrinkle to the hunt for persons who may have come in contact with the infected patient, who arrived in the U.S. on Sept.

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  7. 5 things to know about the U.S. Ebola caseRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Daily Herald

    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. Health officials say they don't know how the man was infected but he flew from the West African country of Liberia, where the outbreak is ongoing, on Sept.

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    48 min ago | KOA

    Health officials in Texas are closely monitoring a second person for possible Ebola infection. WFAA-TV in Dallas reports the second individual had close contact with a man confirmed yesterday as the first person diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil.

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  9. Alcoholics paid 3 bottles of beer a day to clean up German cityRead the original story

    48 min ago | Washington Times

    Social workers will closely oversee the project dubbed "Pick Up" in the rundown area around the central railway station in the industrial city in North Rhine-Westphalia, The Local reported . An initial six people will sweep streets and collect garbage in return for roughly $1.58 an hour, a warm meal, tobacco and three bottles of beer after their shift has ended.

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  10. Eliminate The Waiting RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | InformationWeek

    As healthcare providers remodel the waiting room with virtual queues and better intake methods, patients get care faster and with fewer frustrations. There is, however, no cookie-cutter approach, no out-of-the-box app to shorten the number of minutes patients spend flicking through old magazines or watching the news on muted televisions.

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  11. Child dies from complications of enterovirusRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. Health officials said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 virus, which it called "a very rare combination." Department spokeswoman Christina Batastini says there have been no deaths in Rhode Island directly attributed to enterovirus 68. She said she could not say where the child lived or was treated.

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  12. 6 Things You Don't Know About Breast CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Shape

    Today marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month-and with everything from football fields to candy counters suddenly awash in pink, it's the right time to shine a light on some little-known but totally surprising truths about the disease. Who better to give us an assist than Lindsay Avner, 31, the founder of Bright Pink, a nonprofit advocacy organization that educates young women about breast and ovarian cancer? Not only does Avner encourage women to take charge of their health, she also has personal experience on the breast cancer frontlines.

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  13. The hand-sanitizer dilemma: My experiences treating patients in UgandaRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Stanford

    ... for the Ugandan doctors as well. We were told as first-year medical students that we would fail our "Practice of Medicine" final if we forgot to sanitize our hands upon entering our standardized patient's room. So what were we to do when we had more ...

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  14. Student protest at Colgate UniversityRead the original story

    48 min ago | Examiner.com

    At Colgate University located in Hamilton, New York, in response to continuous and ongoing incidents of racism, classism, homophobia, sexism and other acts of marginalization, the Association of Critical Colleagues organized a seven day peaceful demonstration. At 8 am, September 22 students occupied the Admissions building until Friday, September 26 at 12:01 pm.

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  15. Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies - InformationWeekRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | InformationWeek

    Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil. According to the 10th Edition of Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States , the healthcare sector employs more than 14 million Americans, with national expenditures amounting to almost $2.5 trillion annually, or 17.6% of the nation's gross domestic product.

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  16. U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first caseRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | AlertNet

    A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell WASHINGTON, Oct 1 - Health experts are monitoring "a handful" of people who were potentially exposed to Ebola through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States, the top U.S. public health official said on Wednesday.

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  17. Modi to wield broom in nationwide "Clean India" campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | AlertNet

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  18. Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patientRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | AlertNet

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  19. Preterm birth, pneumonia leading causes of death for children under 5Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | KFVS12

    Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows. In all, 6.3 million children under 5 died in 2013, said researchers who examined the leading causes of death.

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  20. Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Plans are afoot to test drugs to treat Ebola in West Africa - and those studies could have far-reaching benefits far beyond this rapidly expanding epidemic. That's because some of the drugs are based on nascent technologies that can be used to treat other infectious diseases - and even inherited ailments, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy .

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