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WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

3 hours 54 mins ago
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. Full Story
Added protections for consumer information on health website

Added protections for consumer information on health website

18 hours 4 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. Full Story
Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

1 day ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease. Full Story
Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

1 day ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. Full Story
APNewsBreak: Gov't reverses on health care privacy problem

APNewsBreak: Gov't reverses on health care privacy problem

1 day ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to an outcry over privacy, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. Full Story

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Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

2 days ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over. Full Story
One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

2 days ago
Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. Full Story
US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia

US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia

2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Full Story