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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More »


UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine. More »


Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. More »


Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. More »


Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too. More »


3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling. More »


UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. More »


Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More »


UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany. More »


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