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Judge's rejection of nurse quarantine 'unfortunate': Maine governor

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(Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Friday it was unfortunate that a judge rejected the state's attempts to impose a strict quarantine on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, but said he will abide by the ruling. The ruling appeared...(more) 

Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday...(more) 

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Conflicts at home affect teens at school and vice versa

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - - Conflicts in a teen's life can spill over at school and at home for days afterward, a new study suggests.  

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order...(more) 

Sierra Leone soccer boss backs Nations Cup postponement over Ebola

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), who has seen the sport come to a "grinding halt" in her country because of the Ebola outbreak, has backed host Morocco's request to have the African Cup of Nations finals postponed. Isha...(more) 

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WHO says 2 suspected Ebola cases in Mali, 57 contacts sought

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Two people are suspected of having Ebola after coming into contact with a two-year-old girl who died of the disease in Mali last week, according to data from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. An epidemiological presentation by...(more) 

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AbbVie sales blow past forecasts, fueled by Humira

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(Reuters) - AbbVie, which earlier this month walked away from its $55 billion deal to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire, reported quarterly revenue well above Wall Street expectations, fueled by soaring sales of its Humira arthritis drug. The Chicago drugmaker, which significantly boosted its full-year earnings forecast,...(more) 

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Police harass Kenyan patients and clinics as abortion battle heats up

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By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police threats against patients and medics they accuse of giving "illegal abortions", coupled with reversals in Kenyan policies, are stirring fears likely to reduce access to safe abortions, campaigners said. Doctors and nurses say police intimidation has increased...(more) 

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China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.  

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VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze

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Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. 

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India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as...(more) 

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Fighting likely to surge in South Sudan as rainy season ends - report

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By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end of the rainy season is imminent and warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives likely to cause fresh displacement and hunger, the think-tank International Crisis Group said in a report. President...(more) 

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