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Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

September 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama announced a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling every three [...]


Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

September 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama was to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling [...]


American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

September 13, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Sept. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American doctor infected with Ebola who is being treated at a Nebraska medical center is getting his appetite back, doctors there said.
Dr. Rick Sacra has been a patient in the hospital’s isolation unit since being flown to the Omaha-based medical center on Sept. [...]


American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

September 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who’s struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.
Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Friday, shortly after arriving at the Nebraska [...]


Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

September 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it has pledged $50 million to help combat the epidemic.
The money will be made available to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved [...]


Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

September 10, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.
Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and children aren’t receiving recommended medical care aimed at [...]


Ebola Patient in Nebraska Is Improving, Doctors Say

September 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American medical missionary being treated at a Nebraska medical center for an Ebola infection is showing signs of improvement, according to the hospital.
The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Massachusetts — the third of four U.S. health-care workers infected by the deadly virus in [...]


4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

September 9, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A fourth American medical worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was brought back to the United States Tuesday morning for treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
The patient, a doctor who was not identified, was transported by a medical plane, which [...]


HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Improved access to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has resulted in a significant reduction in rates of genital warts among young women in Australia, a new study has found.
HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus that affects both women and men. In some cases, HPV can lead to [...]


Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

September 8, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The third American health care worker to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is getting better, but his chances of a full recovery are still not certain, the U.S. doctors treating him said Sunday.
Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, was [...]



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