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One of three close contacts of New York Ebola patient is in hospital

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of three people who were in close contact with a New York doctor who has Ebola is in the hospital, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola...(more) 

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New York confirms first Ebola case, world rallies

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A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was placed in isolation at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center earlier Thursday after suffering Ebola symptoms...(more) 

Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport on Oct. 17 and went through the ramped-up screening for travelers from the worst-hit West African countries, officials said on Thursday. The U.S....(more) 

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In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure

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By Jonathan Allen and Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most...(more) 

Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few people

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. “Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” the mayor said...(more) 

NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a...(more) 

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California clinic doctor suspected of taking nude photos of patients

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By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A doctor who volunteered at a San Diego-area health clinic for the poor and uninsured is suspected of taking more than 1,300 sexually explicit photographs of female patients with his mobile phone, according to court documents filed by state...(more) 

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US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices

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The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms. The manufacturer of Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes said starting from January 1, 2015 smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes...(more) 

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Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola

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By Adama Diarra and Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. Mali's Health Minister...(more) 

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The Power of Food: Belief vs. Reality

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By Miriam ArondThe 2014 JBF Food Conference, taking place October 27-28 in New York City, will explore the intersection of food and health. Our speakers and panelists will discuss the myriad ways in which food supports personal and public health; fails to deliver on the promise...(more) 

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Lifestyle: Medicine That Inspires

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I am the president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Lest you think I'm boasting, I hasten to note that my title, plus a ticket, will permit me to board a train.I mention it, though, because it also means I just presided over our annual...(more) 

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Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

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By Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by...(more) 

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