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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

a shared story    1 hour 33 minutes ago
(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

a shared story    2 hours 33 minutes ago
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

a shared story    4 hours 33 minutes ago
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

a shared story    5 hours 33 minutes ago
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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WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

a shared story    7 hours 33 minutes ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there. Authorities said on Thursday a two-year-old girl was infected - making Mali the sixth...(more) 



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Futures decline on weak Amazon results, Ebola concern

a shared story    8 hours 33 minutes ago
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the...(more) 



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Hikma Pharma shares slip on FDA warning for Portugal plant

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(Reuters) - Drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc said the U.S. health regulator had raised issues related to environmental monitoring at its plant in Portugal, which some analysts said accounts for about a quarter of the company's U.S. injectibles sales. Shares in the Jordanian company fell more than...(more) 




EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 bln euros

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial...(more) 



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Aid needed to stem explosion of Ebola in Liberia: study

a shared story    11 hours 33 minutes ago
Without a massive scaleup of aid, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia will explode, according to a computer simulation published Friday of the nation's most populous county. The study -- using assumptions challenged by some experts -- projected that by December 15, Montserrado county could have up...(more) 



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