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Connecticut nursing schools suspend programs with hospital over Ebola scare

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By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - At least two Connecticut university nursing programs have stopped sending student nurses to work in the emergency room of a New Haven hospital where a patient was admitted last week with Ebola-like symptoms but tested negative for the...(more) 



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CDC calls for better training with protective gear in new Ebola guidelines

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has set up new guidelines for health workers taking care of patients infected with Ebola that require better training in taking off and putting on protective suits. The CDC also said...(more) 



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South Sudan sexual violence 'rampant,' 2-year-old raped: U.N.

a shared story    1 day 4 hours 28 minutes ago
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on...(more) 



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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

a shared story    1 day 5 hours 28 minutes ago
By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise....(more) 



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Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital

a shared story    1 day 6 hours 28 minutes ago
(Reuters) - An American treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since Sept. 9 has been released after being found free of the virus, the hospital said on Monday. The man, who has not been identified, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and...(more) 



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Ebola fear ends for dozens on watch lists in United States

a shared story    1 day 7 hours 28 minutes ago
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus.  



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Watching movie sex and violence may desensitize parents: study

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and television that they end up lowering their standards for what kids are allowed to watch, a new report suggests. In a new study, parents who...(more) 



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Exclusive: Allergan shareholder Paulson & Co urges deal with Shire - sources

a shared story    1 day 9 hours 28 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Allergan Inc shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc as a potential alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals , according to two people familiar with the matter. The hedge fund, which...(more) 



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Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

a shared story    1 day 10 hours 28 minutes ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility's doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and understaffed medical centres. The woman's husband, Ahmed Musa Abdel Fattah, was quoted...(more) 




Soccer-South African minister rules out Nations Cup hosting

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will not step in as emergency hosts of the African Nations Cup if Morocco pulls out because of the Ebola epidemic, sports minister Fikile Mbalula said on Monday. "Hosting AFCON next year is a NO NO," the minister tweeted in...(more) 



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Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

a shared story    1 day 12 hours 28 minutes ago
By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in...(more) 



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Ebola worries end for dozens on U.S. watch lists

a shared story    1 day 13 hours 28 minutes ago
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact...(more) 



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