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Nigeria Pronounced Ebola-Free

It’s been 42 days since the last case of Ebola was diagnosed in Nigeria. The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts. The milestone came at about 11 a.m. local time, or 6 a.m., E.T. The outbreak has killed [...]

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” and explained why a travel ban is a bad idea. “We listen to and respect the opinions of people who feel that should be the case,” Fauci said. “It’s an argument of people who have good [...]

Joan Rivers died of “anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.” In layman’s terms, according to WABC, Rivers had been sedated with propofol before an endoscopy to examine her vocal cords, as well as treat possible acid reflux. She then [...]

We’ve all busted a few moves on the dance floor with a turnip before and the First Lady is no different. Michelle Obama’s Vine video was posted to  the @FLOTUS Twitter account in response to a question from Iman Crosson, a self-described actor/director who has impersonated her husband in humorous digital short films, according to ABC. [...]

Another worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who helped care for Thomas Duncan has tested positive for Ebola. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said… “Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” [...]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The family who shared an apartment with a Liberian man who died of Ebola in Texas is showing no signs of illness, while the dog of a nurse who contracted the deadly virus is healthy and being cared for, Dallas’s mayor said on Tuesday. Thomas Eric Duncan’s girlfriend, her 13-year-old son and [...]

Actress Amanda Bynes has been placed on 5150 psychiatric hold and a recent tweet reveals in part, why she might be on a 72-hour hold. Bynes’ claim that a microchip implanted in her brain made her tweet bad things about her father and that message sent out on Twitter could be key evidence in keeping [...]

A top U.S. health official says we’d have an Ebola vaccine by now if there had not been so much budget cutting. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has “slowed down” research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. As a result, [...]

While ratings-driven cable “news” and conspiracy-obsessed Net nuts freak out over Ebola, there’s a bigger health problem confronting the public, according to LiveScience.com’s Bahar Gholipour: Sexually transmitted diseases are one major group of diseases that make for ongoing hidden epidemics: In the United States alone, there are nearly 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted [...]

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. The worker helped care of Thomas Duncan, the first diagnosed case in the U.S, who recently died from the disease. CNN reports: A healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state’s health agency [...]

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