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UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

5 hours 33 mins ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Full Story
Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

1 day ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. Full Story
Warehouse holding Ebola supplies in Guinea catches fire

Warehouse holding Ebola supplies in Guinea catches fire

1 day ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinean official says a fire at a warehouse at the Conakry airport has destroyed crucial medicine to help fight Ebola. Full Story
Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

1 day ago
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living fetus. Full Story
European court rules obesity can be a disability

European court rules obesity can be a disability

1 day ago
LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. Full Story

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11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

1 day ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. Full Story
14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

1 day ago
BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected. Full Story
Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

2 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Full Story