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Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS

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Rock star Elton John teamed up with the Obama administration Friday to launch a new $7 million fund to provide access to HIV services in South Africa. The British pop music icon lent star power to the State Department when he met with US Secretary of...(more) 

U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering the possibility of quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus. Tom Skinner, a spokesman...(more) 

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Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday. State health...(more) 

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U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

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By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time...(more) 

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Kansas court upholds conviction in abortion doctor's murder

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By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a man's conviction in the 2009 slaying of a late-term abortion doctor but sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing. Scott Roeder was convicted and sentenced to life...(more) 

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Showing cell phone callers the road might improve driver safety

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Providing a caller with views of the driver and the road ahead might reduce cell phone distraction for the driver, suggests a new study. Researchers used a driving simulator and video phones to examine how a driver’s conversation...(more) 

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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus: hospital

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(Reuters) - A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said on Friday. Amber Vinson, one of two nurses from a Dallas hospital infected with Ebola after treating the first patient diagnosed with the disease in...(more) 

New York Ebola patient is awake and talking with relatives

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is awake and talking to family and friends on a cell phone, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who was recently working...(more) 

New York Ebola patient is in stable condition, city official says

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is in stable condition, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the health commissioner, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had also confirmed...(more) 

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Republicans take aim at U.S. Ebola response as fourth case emerges

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By David Morgan and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's response to Ebola ran into fresh criticism from Republicans in Congress on Friday, as the emergence of a fourth U.S. case in New York City heightened public anxiety about the potential spread of the...(more) 

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the...(more) 

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With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

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By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - 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...(more) 

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