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BBC News - Health
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:37:47 GMT

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Oct 30, 2014 05:10PM

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Oct 30, 2014 05:36PM

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.

Oct 30, 2014 10:14AM

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

Oct 30, 2014 10:05AM

New strike by NHS staff announced

NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Oct 29, 2014 06:00PM

UK national sperm bank starts work

A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.

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CNN.com - Health
Oct 31, 2014 03:58AM

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Oct 20, 2014 04:14AM

50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:

Oct 13, 2014 05:20AM

How rabbi lost 100 pounds

Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.

Sep 18, 2014 01:23PM

It's time to get your flu shot!

Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

Sep 25, 2014 07:35AM

Flu shot myths addressed

Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.

Sep 25, 2014 07:36AM

Vintage cold and flu ads

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NYT > Health
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:13:51 GMT

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By HELENE COOPER on Oct 30, 2014 07:36PM

Liberia?s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

As Liberia?s first elected leader after a devastating civil war, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pushed the country to economic growth, but gains have been halted by the Ebola outbreak.






By CHOE SANG-HUN on Oct 30, 2014 06:00PM

North Korea Said to Impose Ebola Quarantine on All Travelers

North Korea, which in the best of times allows a limited number of people in or out, is so rattled by the virus that it reportedly will quarantine anyone coming into the country from anywhere.






By JESS BIDGOOD and KATE ZERNIKE on Oct 30, 2014 05:43PM

From Governors, a Mix of Hard-Line Acts and Conciliation Over Ebola

In response to public anxiety, governors of both parties are struggling to define health policies on the virus.






By MARC SANTORA and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS on Oct 30, 2014 05:09PM

In New York, Protections Offered for Medical Workers Joining Ebola Fight

The announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio was an effort to alleviate concerns that the state?s quarantine policy could cause financial hardship and deter health care employees from traveling to West Africa.

By KATE ZERNIKE and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS on Oct 30, 2014 01:58PM

Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine?s Quarantine Policy

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa, said she would go to court if she is not freed by Thursday, heightening a debate on how to balance public health and public fears.






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Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Oct 31, 2014 03:27AM

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Oct 31, 2014 03:27AM

Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda walks into a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in TokyoBy Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda portrayed the board's tightly-split decision to buy more assets as a preemptive strike to keep policy on track, rather than an admission that his plan to reflate the long moribund-economy had derailed. ...


Oct 31, 2014 02:30AM

Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week

MUNICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Siemens is likely to pick EQT next week to buy its hearing aids unit for about 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion), two sources familiar with the matter said. Danish hearing aid maker GN Store Nord was also in the running. Private equity firm Permira, which had been interested, is now out of the race, another source close to the matter said. Siemens' board is expected to make a decision on the matter next Wednesday, all three sources said. Siemens and EQT declined to comment. ...

Oct 31, 2014 02:26AM

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Hagel ordered military men and women helping fight Ebola to undergo 21-day quarantines that start upon their return _ instead of their last exposure to an Ebola patient. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.


Oct 31, 2014 01:36AM

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. Washington has led the international drive to stop the spread of the disease that has killed nearly 5,000 people, sending thousands of troops and committing about $1 billion, but Beijing has faced criticism for not doing enough. ...

Oct 31, 2014 01:24AM

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare?s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem seems to have started with a bureaucratic rule now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services inspector general says Medicare has been allowing payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient?s death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.


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