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CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued Monday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
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A Silver Lining for the Ebola Crisis?

Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The dark cloud that is the Ebola epidemic hanging over West Africa, and moving into Europe and the United States, could have a silver lining if global leaders have the wisdom and courage to act.

Paralysed man helped to walk again - ‎1 hour ago‎
A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon" - although others urged caution.

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

HealthDay - ‎2 hours ago‎
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study.

Drinking Sugary Soda Makes Your Cells Age Faster, Study Suggests

Huffington Post - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Soft drinks have been linked to a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And now a new study suggests that drinking even a single sugary soda a day can cause cells in your body to age prematurely.

Flu drug aimed at Ebola may also fight norovirus, study finds

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, British researchers said on Tuesday.

Officials Say Hepatitis C Drug Too Pricey To Give to All Calif. Inmates

California Healthline - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A new study finds that Gilead's $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug could be worth the cost to treat prisoners with the disease, but prison and jail officials in California say the drug is too expensive to use on all inmates who need it, the San Francisco Business ...

Omeros halts a Phase II Huntington's trial over alarming rat results

FierceBiotech - ‎1 hour ago‎
Following the FDA's advice, Omeros ($OMER) has hit the brakes on a mid-stage human trial of its Huntington's disease treatment in light of data from a separate animal study, news that tanked the biotech's share value.

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
The World Health Organization says an experimental Ebola vaccine could be in use by January. WHO assistant director Dr. Marie Paule Kieny said Tuesday that clinical trials of Ebola vaccines were underway or planned in Europe, the United States, and ...

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.

Study: People make a staggering number of mistakes when giving medicine to ...

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
There's been a lot of publicity about errors hospitals make when administering medication. But a new study shows there's a big problem at home too: One child every eight minutes is improperly medicated.

RI man may leave Ebola facility soon

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Rhode Island man who contracted Ebola in Liberia is doing well and may be discharged later this week, said Dr. Mark E. Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Jindal orders Louisiana to monitor travel from nations with Ebola

Chicago Tribune - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, ordered health authorities to begin tracking state workers and university students and employees traveling to countries stricken by the Ebola virus.

Novartis' plaque psoriasis drug candidate AIN457 gets FDA committee ...

Pharmaceutical Business Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee (DODAC) has approved Novartis' AIN457 (secukinumab), a selective interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor, to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in ...

Capital Playbook: Mayor rejects JPMorgan

Capital New York - ‎3 hours ago‎
DE BLASIO ON JP MORGAN CHASE'S 'NONSTARTER' -- Capital's Sally Goldenberg: “De Blasio rejected JP Morgan Chase's request for $1 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to build two towers on Manhattan's west side, calling it a 'nonstarter.

Parkinson's drugs linked to impulse control disorders - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Medicines for Parkinson's disease, known as dopamine receptor agonist drugs, are linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping.

Roman gladiators' diet may surprise you

USA TODAY - ‎9 minutes ago‎
(NEWSER) - You'd figure a typical Roman gladiator to be a real meat-and-potatoes guy, right? You'd be figuring wrong—at least if you were talking about gladiators from the city of Ephesus.
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