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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

3 min 57 sec ago
Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T17:23:43-04:00

Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease

3 min 57 sec ago
Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T17:29:25-04:00

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

3 min 57 sec ago
DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T18:45:06-04:00

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

3 min 57 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T16:02:06-04:00

Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

3 min 57 sec ago
FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T12:10:58-04:00

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

3 min 57 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T17:35:58-04:00

The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

3 min 57 sec ago
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. 2014-09-30T19:46:00-04:00 2014-09-30T23:46:57-04:00

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

3 min 57 sec ago
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case, according to federal and hospital officials: 2014-10-01T19:10:59-04:00 2014-10-01T17:48:47-04:00

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

3 min 57 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. 2014-09-30T13:54:00-04:00 2014-09-30T17:54:12-04:00

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

3 min 57 sec ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. 2014-09-30T04:41:00-04:00 2014-09-30T08:41:43-04:00

Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus

2 hours 3 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. 2014-10-01T17:11:09-04:00 2014-10-01T14:29:06-04:00

Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B

2 hours 3 min ago
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. 2014-09-30T06:02:00-04:00 2014-09-30T10:02:42-04:00

Patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia

4 hours 3 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday. 2014-10-01T15:11:14-04:00 2014-10-01T14:52:47-04:00

Respiratory virus seen in 3 deaths; role unclear

4 hours 3 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say three people died who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. But what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear. 2014-10-01T15:11:14-04:00 2014-10-01T14:00:53-04:00

Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

6 hours 3 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday. 2014-10-01T13:11:11-04:00 2014-10-01T11:55:42-04:00

Child dies from complications of enterovirus

6 hours 3 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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. 2014-10-01T13:11:11-04:00 2014-10-01T12:03:44-04:00

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

6 hours 3 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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. 2014-09-30T14:57:00-04:00 2014-09-30T18:57:46-04:00

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

8 hours 3 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. 2014-10-01T11:11:31-04:00 2014-10-01T08:57:06-04:00

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

8 hours 3 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. 2014-09-29T06:31:00-04:00 2014-09-29T10:31:47-04:00

Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:10pm
EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. 2014-09-29T06:08:00-04:00 2014-09-29T10:08:38-04:00

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