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US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

1 hour 33 min ago
LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up. 2014-09-23T07:00:00-04:00 2014-09-23T11:00:45-04:00

FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

1 hour 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. 2014-09-23T06:24:00-04:00 2014-09-23T10:24:18-04:00

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

1 hour 33 min ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president said Tuesday that health workers found "many sick people and corpses" during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak. 2014-09-23T08:20:00-04:00 2014-09-23T12:20:53-04:00

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

1 hour 33 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far. 2014-09-23T04:02:00-04:00 2014-09-23T08:02:26-04:00

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

1 hour 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. 2014-09-23T06:31:00-04:00 2014-09-23T10:31:14-04:00

TB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed

1 hour 33 min ago
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease. 2014-09-22T17:56:00-04:00 2014-09-22T21:56:05-04:00

Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

1 hour 33 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. 2014-09-22T03:56:00-04:00 2014-09-22T07:56:30-04:00

AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

1 hour 33 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills. 2014-09-21T20:27:00-04:00 2014-09-22T00:27:07-04:00

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

1 hour 33 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. 2014-09-19T16:12:00-04:00 2014-09-19T20:12:50-04:00

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

5 hours 33 min ago
LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. 2014-09-23T02:27:00-04:00 2014-09-23T06:27:46-04:00

US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

5 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday. 2014-09-19T12:45:00-04:00 2014-09-19T16:45:34-04:00

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

7 hours 33 min ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic. 2014-09-22T14:05:00-04:00 2014-09-22T18:05:17-04:00

FDA revises food safety rules due next year

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. 2014-09-19T13:07:00-04:00 2014-09-19T17:07:09-04:00

Options for protection come with flu season

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. 2014-09-18T23:49:00-04:00 2014-09-19T03:49:16-04:00

700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:10pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. 2014-09-19T16:50:00-04:00 2014-09-19T20:50:41-04:00

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:10am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. 2014-09-22T09:49:00-04:00 2014-09-22T13:49:07-04:00

White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. 2014-09-18T11:16:00-04:00 2014-09-18T15:16:56-04:00

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year. 2014-09-18T10:00:00-04:00 2014-09-18T14:00:44-04:00

Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:10am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. 2014-09-22T02:33:00-04:00 2014-09-22T06:33:09-04:00

Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:10am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital. 2014-09-21T23:33:00-04:00 2014-09-22T03:33:08-04:00

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