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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.
Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
21 Oct 2014 at 11:49am
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html) Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more than 50 people, is Ebola. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. April 1: Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warns the epidemic's spread is "unprecedented. ...
Dominican Republic bans entry to visitors from Ebola-affected countries
21 Oct 2014 at 11:35am
MIAMI (Reuters) - The Dominican Republic joined other countries in banning entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries in the last 30 days, the country's Ministry of Public Health announced on Tuesday. The Caribbean nation joined several other countries in the Americas, including Colombia, Jamaica, and St Lucia to issue travel bans. (Reporting By David Adams; Editing by Diane Craft)
Why Happy Content Goes Viral
21 Oct 2014 at 11:22am
The Hollywood Reporter just hit 17.1 million worldwide monthly unique visitors, a massive 21 percent rise over its previous record of 14.1 million unique visitors in March 2014. At the same time, Billboard also set a new all-time high for monthly traffic with 13 million uniques, beating out its previous record of 12.7 million unique visitors...
Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola
21 Oct 2014 at 11:19am
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job. "There have been fights breaking out, heated arguments, with some doctors asking, 'How come my colleague gets to go and I can't?'" doctor Adrian Benitez, 46, said on Tuesday just hours before he was due to board a plane for Liberia. Despite a global alarm over the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Cuban doctors are eager to travel to West Africa and start healing the sick. ...
MSF aims to start drug trials in Ebola clinics next month
21 Oct 2014 at 10:51am
By Daniel Flynn DAKAR (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) intends to start trials of experimental Ebola drugs in its treatment centers in West Africa next month, as it steps up measures to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record. Bertrand Draguez, medical director of MSF Belgium, said academics and the World Health Organization (WHO) were currently assessing which drugs to include in the tests. Meanwhile, a team of experts in West Africa was assessing which treatments should be tested in which MSF clinic, he said. ...
Argentina complains to BBC over 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson
21 Oct 2014 at 10:44am
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behavior during the filming of an episode in Argentina. Alicia Castro visited the BBC's offices in person on Monday to allege that Clarkson had evoked memories of the 1982 Falklands war during filming and then made insulting remarks about the Argentine government and people. ...
Watch: Utility Workers Indicted Over Brain-Eating Amoeba Testing
21 Oct 2014 at 10:28am
The indictment alleges that two Louisiana workers in St. John the Baptist Parish didn't test water samples assigned to them.
CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
21 Oct 2014 at 10:27am
ATLANTA (AP) ? The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports, as officials took to the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers who might be at risk of contracting the disease.
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
21 Oct 2014 at 10:27am
By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Travelers to the United States from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place for the virus, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in those three West African countries were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The measures stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers in a bid to prevent further Ebola cases in the United States. ...
Your Health in the IT Era: How Technology Is Cleaning Up Its Own Mess
21 Oct 2014 at 10:13am
As a chiropractor, I never expected that I'd be sitting in the front row of a new technological revolution. But over the past 10 years, I've found myself battling to keep my patients healthy as our lives become more and more intertwined with technology. Technology has always been a humanitarian discipline; technological advances arise to meet...
Milk substitutes might not give kids enough vitamin D
21 Oct 2014 at 10:09am
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) ? Young children who drank nondairy replacement milks instead of cow?s milk were more like to have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, a new study found. Parents often choose non-dairy beverages, such as almond, soy, or rice milk, for kids who have milk allergies or lactose intolerance. Some parents believe these beverages have health benefits even for kids who can drink regular milk. ?Parents ask their child's doctor quite frequently whether alternate milk is good for their children,? Dr. Jonathon Maguire told Reuters Health in a phone call. ...
Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp
21 Oct 2014 at 9:56am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has extradited to the United States a mentally ill man alleged to be a lieutenant of Abu Hamza, a London imam convicted of terrorism charges in New York in May, police said on Tuesday. Haroon Aswat, 40, a British citizen of Indian descent from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with Hamza to establish a militant training camp in the state of Oregon in 1999. He was originally arrested in Zambia in 2005 and deported to Britain where he was detained on arrival following a request from the U.S. for his extradition. ...
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
21 Oct 2014 at 9:50am
GENEVA (AP) ? Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
Why I No Longer Take My Fear So Seriously
21 Oct 2014 at 9:45am
I had been wanting to give a cooking class for almost a year now.But something kept holding me back.You're not a chef.This wasn't something someone said to me. This was something my ownmind kept reminding me of.It also told me that nobody would come. That I suck at organisation and logistics. That I would probably forget some vital ingredient....