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Sierra Leone complies with Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone complies with Ebola lockdown

6 hours ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Officials say thousands of health care workers successfully fanned out across Sierra Leone on the first day of an unprecedented three-day anti-Ebola lockdown despite some logistical blunders. Full Story
For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

17 hours 56 mins ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. Full Story
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

18 hours 53 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. Full Story
Options for protection come with flu season

Options for protection come with flu season

1 day 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
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

1 day 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

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CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

1 day 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
WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

2 days 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
Health law enrollment now 7.3M

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

2 days 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