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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.
Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame
22 Oct 2014 at 4:21am
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - (This October 20 story has been refiled to correct nationality of the patient to Polish after Nicholls charity corrected his details) A Polish man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. ...
U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws
22 Oct 2014 at 4:11am
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...
Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts
22 Oct 2014 at 4:11am
Beijing (AFP) - The soaring, grimy chimneys of the coal-fired power station have belched the last of their choking fumes into Beijing's air, authorities say -- but experts doubt the plan will ease the capital's smog.
Liberian air passenger checked for Ebola in New Jersey: media
22 Oct 2014 at 3:35am
(Reuters) - A Liberian passenger who flew into New Jersey on Tuesday was taken to hospital over fears he had been exposed to Ebola, media reported. The man, who had flown from Liberia to Brussels and then caught a connecting flight to Newark, had a fever, NBC New York reported, citing unnamed officials. The passenger was "identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola," a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the network. The CDC was not immediately available for comment. ...
J&J, GSK ready to collaborate on Ebola vaccine work
22 Oct 2014 at 3:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers will work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and Johnson & Johnson and GlaxSmithKline, both of which have experimental vaccine candidates, have already discussed collaboration. J&J, which aims to have at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine available next year, said on Wednesday that vaccine makers would work together to maximize production of which ever vaccine proved successful in clinical trials. ...
Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans "irrational"
22 Oct 2014 at 2:52am
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, amid debate over whether bans on travel from hardest-hit African countries would help combat the spread of the deadly virus. This year's outbreak of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever thought to have originated in forest bats is the worst on record, having killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Travellers from the region have infected two people in the U.S. ...
Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate
22 Oct 2014 at 2:19am
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor. Polls show the two in an expensive, neck-and-neck race for the country's largest swing state, saturated in recent weeks by tens of millions of dollars of negative TV advertising. ...
Insurer ACE says excluding Ebola cover on some new and renewal policies
22 Oct 2014 at 2:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer ACE said on Wednesday it was excluding cover for Ebola on some new and renewal policies. The company, which offers coverage for U.S.-based firms that travel or have operations outside the country, said it was selectively using a policy endorsement to exclude Ebola on a case-by-case basis for insureds that have foreign travel exposure to certain African countries. ...
J&J aims for 1 million Ebola vaccine doses in 2015
22 Oct 2014 at 1:50am
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and aims to produce 1 million doses next year, 250,000 of which are expected to be available by May. There is currently no proven vaccine against the deadly disease but several companies are racing to develop products. Clinical tests on two - from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics - are already under way. ...
Two cured in US, Spain, as Ebola crisis widens
22 Oct 2014 at 1:49am
Washington (AFP) - A US photojournalist has joined a Spanish nurse in being declared free of Ebola, as the United States tightened restrictions on travelers from the West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak.
At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief
22 Oct 2014 at 1:43am
Beijing (AFP) - The Ebola epidemic will take at least four months to contain even if all necessary steps are taken, the global head of the Red Cross said Wednesday, warning of "the price for inaction".
French developer of 'peanut allergy patch' makes U.S. debut
22 Oct 2014 at 1:09am
By Noëlle Mennella and Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - French biotech firm DBV Technologies - developer of what it says is a breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy sufferers - makes its U.S. market debut on Wednesday, with a Nasdaq listing set to raise funds for further research. The Paris-listed company, which develops immunotherapy patches for patients with potentially fatal food allergies, is issuing 2.67 million new shares worldwide via a U.S. listing and a private placement which together will raise at least 90 million euros ($114 million). ...
Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case
22 Oct 2014 at 12:55am
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies with gunshot wounds. The head of the local police unit said youth had fired at officers with shotguns but denied anyone had been shot dead. The clashes highlight tensions in Sierra Leone over the government's attempt to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control. ...
Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
22 Oct 2014 at 12:34am
BEIJING (AP) ? A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.