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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

8 hours 40 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. Full Story
CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

12 hours 35 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. Full Story
Health law enrollment now 7.3M

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

13 hours 59 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year. Full Story
WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

18 hours 17 mins ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. Full Story
UK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient

UK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient

19 hours 53 mins ago
LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight off the virus. Full Story

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First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

1 day ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases. Full Story
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

1 day ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done. Full Story
French doctor sick with Ebola in Liberia

French doctor sick with Ebola in Liberia

1 day ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its staff members has contracted Ebola while working in Liberia and will be evacuated to France. Full Story