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Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste


WASHINGTON/CHICAGO - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday.

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

DALLAS - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. | Video

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Australia criticized for not sending medical staff to fight Ebola

SYDNEY - Australia on Thursday announced additional funds for tackling Ebola but ruled out sending medical staff to Sierra Leone, prompting criticism for medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières that it was failing to meet its commitment.

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Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says

GENEVA - The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of Sept. 28, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

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No-cost, long-acting contraception cuts teen pregnancy by 79 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the results of a new study.

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Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference.

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Don’t worry: Neuroticism linked to Alzheimer’s risk in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anxious, jealous, moody, distressed women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease later in life than their calmer and less stressed-out counterparts, suggests a new study.

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UK must restore aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday.

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U.S. relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight Ebola

CHARLOTTE N.C. - With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of the deadly virus.

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Study finds weak evidence for garlic in high blood pressure

EW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of past clinical trials using garlic supplements against high blood pressure finds a modest benefit, but researchers urge longer, more rigorous studies to assess the popular alternative “treatment.”

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And Then One Day: Naseeruddin Shah on his memoirs and life

It's difficult to hold back your surprise when Naseeruddin Shah, one of India's foremost art house actors, says the film industry doesn't interest him greatly. He discussed his autobiography and his life in an interview with India Insight.

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