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US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

a shared story    1 day 11 hours 50 minutes ago
An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said. Samaritan's Purse, a Christian charity, said Dr Kent Brantly had been isolated at the group's Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian...(more) 

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Runaway Sierra Leone Ebola patient dies in ambulance

a shared story    1 day 12 hours 50 minutes ago
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said....(more) 

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China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

a shared story    1 day 17 hours 50 minutes ago
BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday. 

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Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, U.S. parent says

a shared story    1 day 18 hours 50 minutes ago
The parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier said it is withdrawing all products made by the subsidiary. Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois-based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to...(more) 

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Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

a shared story    1 day 20 hours 50 minutes ago
"Digital health" has become a key focus for the technology industry, from modest startups' focus on apps to the biggest companies in the sector seeking to find ways to address key issues of health and wellness. Apps that measure heart rate, blood pressure, glucose and other...(more) 

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U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

a shared story    1 day 21 hours 50 minutes ago
A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his...(more) 

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W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

a shared story    1 day 23 hours 50 minutes ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license within a decade. 

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Texas city reopens park where man suffered over 1,000 bee stings

a shared story    2 days 50 minutes ago
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A North Texas city reopened a public park on Friday, a day after three of its maintenance crew employees were attacked by a swarm of bees with one being stung more than 1,000 times. "Crews performed an extensive search to...(more) 

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Sierra Leone Ebola escapee found

a shared story    2 days 2 hours 50 minutes ago
A Sierra Leone woman who went on the run after testing positive for the highly-contagious Ebola virus has turned herself in, health officials say. 

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Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

a shared story    2 days 3 hours 50 minutes ago
Editor’s note: Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and enabling platforms and services. New... 

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Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

a shared story    2 days 4 hours 50 minutes ago
By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste dumps and the pervasive grip of...(more) 

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What We Don’t Know About Lethal Injection Drugs

a shared story    2 days 5 hours 50 minutes ago
Drug doses and suppliers are sometimes kept secret, experts say. 

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