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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response


DALLAS - The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free.

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

DAKAR/MONROVIA - 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.

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Parkinson’s drugs linked to impulse control disorders

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drugs for Parkinson’s disease can sometimes cause patients to have difficulty controlling their impulses, researchers say.

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Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital

- 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.

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Ebola-infected cameraman doing 'quite well': Nebraska hospital

- A U.S. freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working with NBC News in Liberia is doing "quite well" and may soon be able to leave a Nebraska Medical Center biocontainment unit where he is being treated, a doctor at the hospital said on Monday.

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

ABUJA/LAGOS - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. | Video

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Valeant says may raise Allergan bid; beats on profit

- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX.TO VRX.N said on Monday that it may raise its bid for Botox maker Allergan Inc AGN.N after the Canadian company posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

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U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.

20 Oct 2014

Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections

DENVER - Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles.

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U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute

GENEVA/WASHINGTON - The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.

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Movie Review: ‘Sonali Cable’

"Sonali Cable" could have provided insight into what it takes to start and defend a business, and it nibbles at the no-doubt interesting drama of big media companies that swallow little ones, but in the end, it’s just a big 404.

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