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Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

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DAKAR - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles

SAN FRANCISCO - HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?

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Liberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola

DAKAR - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Without any encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest periods, a new study found.

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Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study.

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Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

LONDON - Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.

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U.S. doctor, missionary with Ebola show improvement

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa while responding to an outbreak of the deadly virus have shown slight improvement but remain in serious condition, a relief organization said on Wednesday.

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White House says Ebola outbreak won't alter U.S.-Africa summit

WASHINGTON - An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa will not change a summit in Washington next week that about 50 African leaders are expected to attend, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

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J&J seeks return of device seen as possibly raising cancer risk

- Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it plans to ask doctors to return its power morcellators, a controversial surgical device that may inadvertently spread cancer in women being treated for uterine growths called fibroids.

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Navigators can help guide breast cancer patients through care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patient navigators may be able to help steer women with breast cancer through what can be a daunting treatment process, a new study suggests.

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