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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
2 Sep 2014 at 11:30am
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama
20 Oct 2014 at 1:35pm
CHICAGO (AP) ? They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.
BioMerieux working to get FDA approval for Ebola screening test
20 Oct 2014 at 1:33pm
(Reuters) - BioMerieux SA is working with U.S. health regulators to determine if its test to screen for bio threats could be used to detect the Ebola virus, spokeswoman Suzanne Jones said. The FilmArray system was originally developed for pandemic surveillance and to screen for bio threats ? agents like bacteria and viruses that could be used in biological warfare. Since the system was solely developed for environmental surveillance, it is necessary for BioMerieux to show the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evidence that the test could be used clinically, Jones said in an emailed statement. ...
Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response
20 Oct 2014 at 1:30pm
By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise. In the "hot zones" of Liberia, where Ebola patients are being turned away from overflowing clinics, aid agencies are distributing tens of thousands of protection kits, made up of buckets, chlorine, soap, gloves, a gown and instructions on how to look after the infected in their own homes. ...
U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute
20 Oct 2014 at 1:26pm
By Tom Miles and Krista Hughes GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules. The WTO said the United States had not done enough to change its labeling rules, requiring retailers such as grocery stores to list the country of origin on meat, after it lost an earlier WTO challenge. ...
Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response
20 Oct 2014 at 1:21pm
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...
Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital
20 Oct 2014 at 1:18pm
ATLANTA (AP) ? The unidentified Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released.
Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital
20 Oct 2014 at 1:16pm
(Reuters) - An American treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since Sept. 9 has been released after being found free of the virus, the hospital said on Monday. The man, who has not been identified, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and went to an undisclosed location, the hospital said in a statement. He was working in Sierra Leone when he tested positive for the disease and was evacuated to the United States on a private chartered flight. Two other Americans who contracted Ebola in Liberia were treated in Emory's isolation unit and released in August. ...
Parkinson?s drugs linked to impulse control disorders
20 Oct 2014 at 1:06pm
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) ? Drugs for Parkinson?s disease can sometimes cause patients to have difficulty controlling their impulses, researchers say. The medicines, known as dopamine receptor agonist drugs, were linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping in a new study. Cases of these severe impulse control disorders linked to the drugs have been reported for more than 10 years, and in many cases the abnormal behavior stops when patients stop taking the medications, lead author Thomas J. ...
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas
20 Oct 2014 at 12:53pm
DALLAS (AP) ? The people closest to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are trying to resume their lives now that they have come out of a 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms of the disease.
Valuable Ebola Lessons the US Can Learn From Nigeria
20 Oct 2014 at 12:51pm
Nigeria is now Ebola-free, the World Health Organization says.
APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot
20 Oct 2014 at 12:35pm
DENVER (AP) ? Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.
EU says 'increased' effort needed to tackle Ebola
20 Oct 2014 at 12:25pm
Luxembourg (AFP) - European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to step up efforts to contain Ebola to prevent it becoming a global threat, including ensuring proper care for international health workers.
World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic': Cuba's Castro
20 Oct 2014 at 12:23pm
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro said on Monday. "I am convinced that if this threat is not stopped in West Africa with an immediate international response ... it could become one of the gravest pandemics in human history," Castro told a summit of the leftist ALBA bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries in Havana. ...
Troubled #hearts -- in 140 Characters
20 Oct 2014 at 12:22pm
I joined Twitter in 2008, and I've always been impressed by the diversity of this floating conversation. People will just as soon tweet about dinner as the sorry state of American politics, and they are by turns thoughtful and shallow, original and fraudulent, snide and generous of spirit. In 140 characters or fewer, users reflect the range of...