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Suspicious yellow powder sent to Canadian, Belgian, German, U.S. consulates i...
24 Oct 2014 at 7:29am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to the Canadian, U.S., Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul on Friday, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. One Canadian consulate employee came directly into contact with the suspicious package and six others had indirect exposure, Turkey's disaster management agency AFAD said in a statement. Nine people were hospitalized as a precaution. Teams decontaminated the Canadian and Belgium consulates and were working on cleaning the German mission, AFAD spokesman Dogan Eskinat said. ...
Mali isolates nurses amid alarm after first Ebola case
24 Oct 2014 at 7:25am
By Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Nurses and other people who have come into contact with the first Ebola patient in Mali were isolated on Friday as concerns mounted that an epidemic that has killed 4,900 people in neighboring West African states could take hold in the country. Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday and said the two-year-old girl was being treated in the western town of Kayes. She was brought by relatives from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic was detected in March, after her mother died of the disease. ...
Wall St. little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon
24 Oct 2014 at 7:24am
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. Amazon plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. But Microsoft , up 1.3 percent at $45. ...
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
24 Oct 2014 at 7:20am
NEW YORK (AP) ? Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola
24 Oct 2014 at 7:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
24 Oct 2014 at 7:18am
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, unnerving financial markets amid concern the disease may spread in the nation's most populous city. The three previous cases were in Texas. ...
With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism
24 Oct 2014 at 7:16am
When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? While many Americans have reached out to help, African communities in the United States are reporting an increasing number of incidents of ostracism.
Baxter's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval
24 Oct 2014 at 7:11am
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Baxter International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its drug for treating bleeding episodes in adults with a rare bleeding disorder. The drug, Obizur, has been approved for use in patients with acquired hemophilia A, which usually affects older adults, Baxter said in a statement. The drug will be launched in the United States in the coming months and is being reviewed by European and Canadian regulators, the company said. (Reporting by Shailesh Kuber in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)
The Best Workouts To Do When You're Too Tired To Exercise
24 Oct 2014 at 7:01am
Of all the excuses we use when it comes to finding a good reason to skip a workout, "I'm too tired" is probably the most common.Click Here to see the Complete List of Best Workouts To Do When You're Too Tired to ExerciseMaybe that's because it seems the most logical.
WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid 2015
24 Oct 2014 at 6:52am
By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are in human clinical trials, and said another five experimental vaccines were also being developed and would begin clinical trials next year. "Before the end of the first half of 2015 ... ...
Retracing the Steps of Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola
24 Oct 2014 at 6:22am
Dr. Craig Spencer was placed in isolation, with three others under quarantine.
Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
24 Oct 2014 at 6:20am
ISLAMABAD (AP) ? The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.
EU regulator backs continued use of Ariad Pharma's leukemia drug
24 Oct 2014 at 5:45am
(Reuters) - European regulators recommended continued use of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc's cancer drug, Iclusig, in its already approved indications to treat certain kinds of leukemia. However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended additional warnings in Iclusig's European product information to minimize the risk of vascular events, Ariad said. The decision follows a positive recommendation from the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, which said earlier this month that the benefits of Iclusig continued to outweigh its risks. ...
Ebola could kill 90,000 in Liberia by year-end unless efforts scaled up: study
24 Oct 2014 at 5:27am
By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to control the Ebola virus in Liberia must be quickly and dramatically scaled up or tens of thousands of people will die in the coming months, said a study published on Friday. Nearly 4,900 deaths have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was first detected in Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia has been the hardest hit of the countries most affected by the virus, with 2,705 deaths and 4,665 recorded cases. ...
EU backs drug for rare sun intolerance from Australia's Clinuvel
24 Oct 2014 at 5:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - European patients with a rare genetic disease that causes intolerance to sunlight should soon have a new treatment option, following a green light for a drug from Australia's Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals. The biotech company is pinning its hopes on Scenesse, the first medicine for preventing phototoxicity in adults with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). After exposure to sunlight, patients with EPP feel a stinging pain in sun-exposed skin and prolonged exposure can lead to an incapacitating pain, often followed by redness and swelling. ...