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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.
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
30 Sep 2014 at 8:43pm
DALLAS (AP) ? The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas ? a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.
Mexico says Ghanaian patient shows no signs of Ebola virus
30 Sep 2014 at 8:09pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 52-year-old man from Ghana who has been hospitalized in Mexico does not shows signs of the deadly Ebola virus, the country's health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday night. The patient displayed fever-like symptoms and has been quarantined in a Ciudad del Carmen hospital in southern Campeche state in line with standard protocol, the statement said. Laboratory tests that could reveal the presence of a range of infectious diseases are being performed and will be sent to Mexico's national epidemiological institute INDRE for further analysis, the ministry added. ...
Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi
30 Sep 2014 at 7:46pm
By David Minsky (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred by Washington state and Colorado voting to become the first U.S. states to allow recreational use of the drug in 2012. Some 23 states and the District of Columbia permit medical marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. ...
Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
30 Sep 2014 at 7:27pm
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who was visiting relatives in Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:
US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa
30 Sep 2014 at 6:30pm
Washington (AFP) - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.
The US Ebola case: 5 things to know
30 Sep 2014 at 8:47pm
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States ? a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S
30 Sep 2014 at 5:59pm
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...
Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties
30 Sep 2014 at 5:56pm
By Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia. ...
First Ebola Case in US, But CDC Vows 'We Will Stop It Here'
30 Sep 2014 at 5:23pm
CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S.
Global spa, wellness industry estimated at $3.4 trillion: report
30 Sep 2014 at 4:51pm
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A growing middle class and consumers' evolving attitudes toward health and travel have fueled a global spa and wellness industry worth an estimated $3.4 trillion in 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday. Nutrition and weight loss, preventative and personalized health, complementary and alternative medicine, and beauty and anti-aging treatments were the biggest growing sectors, the report compiled by the non-profit research center SRI International showed. ...
Discuss risks of radiation imaging: cardiologists
30 Sep 2014 at 4:44pm
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiologists should discuss with patients the risks and benefits of chest imaging using ionizing radiation before the procedure, according to a new statement endorsed by several medical organizations. Ionizing radiation, which can come from cardiac stress tests, CT scans and certain heart procedures, is tied to increased cancer risk. ?There is continuing concern on the part of patients in the area of ionizing radiation,? said Dr. Andrew J. Einstein, an associate professor of medicine in radiology at Columbia University in New York. ...
UN goal on child deaths set to be missed: study
30 Sep 2014 at 4:27pm
Paris (AFP) - A UN target for slashing infant deaths will be missed, mainly through failures to roll back infectious disease and complications during pregnancy, experts said on Wednesday.
Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
30 Sep 2014 at 4:15pm
(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,000 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. One study traces the suspected original source to a 2-year-old boy in the town of Gueckedou. Cases are also reported in the capital, Conakry. ...
Cameron to woo voters with healthcare spending pledge
30 Sep 2014 at 4:09pm
By William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - British Prime Minster David Cameron will on Wednesday promise increased healthcare spending if voters re-elect him next year -- a political carrot aimed at balancing the stick of welfare cuts set out by his finance minister earlier in the week. The pledge will come in the final address of what has been a turbulent annual party conference for Cameron's Conservatives, after a sex scandal and the embarrassing defection of a lawmaker to the anti-European Union UK Independence Party threatened to overshadow their rallying cry for the 2015 vote. ...