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Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans August 29, 2014

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says August 29, 2014

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus August 28, 2014

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says August 28, 2014

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds August 27, 2014

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study August 26, 2014

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA August 26, 2014

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey August 22, 2014

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says August 21, 2014

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital August 21, 2014

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys August 20, 2014

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO August 15, 2014

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

CDC Commits More Than 400 Staffers to Fight Ebola Outbreak August 13, 2014

55 are deployed in West Africa now, others are working from the U.S.

WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs August 12, 2014

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

'Patient Zero' thought to be 2-year-old who lived in village near 3 West African nations

Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs August 11, 2014

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

Any vaccine resulting from the trials wouldn't be available till 2015, WHO says

Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning August 08, 2014

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk August 07, 2014

FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home

CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status August 07, 2014

World Health Organization also mulling similar move as cases are reported in Nigeria

Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say August 06, 2014

Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement' August 06, 2014

She is being cared for in isolation unit at same Atlanta hospital as another patient, Dr. Kent Brantly

Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports August 04, 2014

Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Are Bogus, Experts Say August 04, 2014

Unproven, fraudulent claims may place patients' health at risk, researchers caution

2nd Ebola Patient To Arrive in United States on Tuesday August 04, 2014

Nancy Writebol will be treated at same Atlanta facility as Dr. Kent Brantly

Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving August 03, 2014

Second patient is expected to be delivered to the same Atlanta medical isolation unit later this week

First U.S. Ebola Patient to Arrive in Atlanta on Saturday August 02, 2014

Unnamed patient will be transported to specially equipped hospital for treatment

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips August 01, 2014

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States August 01, 2014

State Dept. says transfer to U.S. hospital will be done under strict protocols to ensure safety

Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment August 01, 2014

Unnamed individual will be cared for in specially designed isolation unit, Atlanta hospital says

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival July 31, 2014

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens July 31, 2014

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States July 28, 2014

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness July 28, 2014

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says July 11, 2014

Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare July 11, 2014

Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

Houseboats Can Carry Hidden Carbon Monoxide Dangers July 04, 2014

Hazardous concentrations from some gas generators can accumulate near the rear deck, experts say

Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth July 03, 2014

Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips July 03, 2014

But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report July 01, 2014

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax June 20, 2014

No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials June 17, 2014

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

Stricter Laws Might Reduce Aggressive Driving in Young Males: Study June 14, 2014

Speeding-related deaths, injuries dropped after new laws and harsher penalties took effect, researchers say

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off June 12, 2014

Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Use Prescription Painkillers Safely June 06, 2014

Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year June 05, 2014

H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine