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FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula
30 Oct 2014 at 8:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: U.S. envoy
30 Oct 2014 at 8:32am
By Michelle Nichols BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday. ...
Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders
30 Oct 2014 at 8:24am
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency -- and secret -- medical treatment in foreign hospitals most of their citizens can only dream of. With Ebola exposing the poor state of the continent's healthcare systems, and mobile phones and social media undermining official attempts to control and suppress information, many Africans were unimpressed. ...
Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'
30 Oct 2014 at 8:15am
MONROVIA (Reuters) - (This Oct. 28 story has been corrected in seventh paragraph to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free) Liberians began three days of fasting and prayers on Wednesday to seek salvation from the "curse" of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed 2,705 people and infected 4,665 more in the West African country. The National Christian Ebola Task Force, an organization formed in September by different Christian denominations, urged Liberians to fast from dawn-to-dusk over the next three days. "Ebola is a virus from the devil. ...
Kimberly-Clark faces $500 million lawsuit over Ebola protection gear
30 Oct 2014 at 8:09am
(Reuters) - A Southern California-based law firm has sued Kimberly-Clark Corp for more than $500 million, alleging that the Kleenex tissue maker committed fraud by marketing and selling some of its surgical gowns as protection against Ebola. Law firm Eagan Avenatti said it filed a class-action lawsuit in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, stating that Kimberly-Clark had falsely represented to health regulators and healthcare workers that its "MICROCOOL Breathable High Performance Surgical Gowns" are impermeable and provide protection against Ebola. ...
Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home
30 Oct 2014 at 8:05am
(Reuters) - A nurse in Maine, vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the New England state over an Ebola quarantine she calls scientifically unsound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images. Kaci Hickox left her home in the small northern Maine town of Fort Kent to take a morning bicycle ride with her boyfriend, MSNBC and other networks reported. ...
Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition: family
30 Oct 2014 at 8:03am
PARIS (Reuters) - Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said on Thursday. "It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules? accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," Bianchi's family said in a statement released by his Marussia team on their website (www.marussiaf1team.com). "His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable." Bianchi has been in hospital since he crashed into a recovery tractor in the wet at the Japanese Grand Prix on Oct. ...
Motor racing-Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition - family
30 Oct 2014 at 7:55am
PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said on Thursday. "It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules' accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," Bianchi's family said in a statement released by his Marussia team on their website (www.marussiaf1team.com). "His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable. ...
IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries
30 Oct 2014 at 7:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. "The outlook for the Ebola-hit countries has worsened, with large financing needs likely for 2015," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters, referring to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He said the Fund was still assessing what that would mean for its response. ...
In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same
30 Oct 2014 at 7:38am
By Jonathan Allen and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph) In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. ...
Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
30 Oct 2014 at 7:37am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
30 Oct 2014 at 7:32am
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) ? A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.
Telemedicine eczema care just as effective as office visits
30 Oct 2014 at 7:26am
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - After a year of emailing photos of their skin and communicating with their dermatologists online, eczema patients showed just as much improvement as people who saw their own doctors in person, according to a new study. ?Patients often report having to drive long distances and take time away from work and school to care for their skin,? said Dr. April Armstrong, the study?s lead author. ...
China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak, says expert
30 Oct 2014 at 7:24am
China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday. Belgian microbiologist Peter Piot also said experience with other viral outbreaks showed that airport screening was largely ineffective, and repeated his earlier criticism of the World Health Organization's initially "slow" response to the crisis. China is Africa's largest trading partner and Beijing's diplomatic footprint across the continent has expanded hugely in recent years as it seeks resources to drive the world's number-two economy. "So it is not impossible that one of them will go (back) to China.
Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing
30 Oct 2014 at 7:20am
Ask cyclists, runners, cross-country skiers--cardio is king. Though most endurance athletes supplement their workouts with other forms of training, cardio is the bulk of what they do--it's what they love to do.Click Here to see the Complete List of Cardio Myths You Need to Stop BelievingEven among first-timers at the gym or those getting back...