Saturday, 1 November 2014

Nurse Not Infected By Ebola can Leave Home Ruled US Judge

A nurse quarantined by her home state was ruled as not infectious by US judge after treating Ebola patients. She could leave home and frequent public places. The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in West Africa. It reversed a temporary order that prevented her from visiting cinemas and shopping centers, and demanded ...

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Quiz on Vaccination / Immunization

Vaccines are given to protect us from several infections that often cause disability and even death. Do you know enough about the vaccines that you are taking? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz.

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Marijuana Vote in US Capital Embraced By Campaigners

The initiative to legalize the personal possession and home cultivation of marijuana will be embraced by campaigners as residents of the US capital is all set to vote next week. If adopted on Tuesday, Initiative 71 would mark another milestone on the road towards wider acceptance of pot in the United States, where under federal law it is still considered as potent as heroin or LSD. "I'm very confident it's going to pass," said Adam Eidinger, chairman ...

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1984 file photo, Warren M. Anderson, chairman of the board of Union Carbide, speaks in Danbury, Conn. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India in 1984, died Sept. 29, 2014 in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm) MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.




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Herbalife to pay $15 million to settle class action lawsuit

The Herbalife logo is seen on a building housing some of their offices in downtown Los Angeles, California By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing. The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday. ...




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Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.


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5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comAs we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals.A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to...




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Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...




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Friday, 31 October 2014

Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear

A trader looks up at screen as he works on floor of New York Stock Exchange shortly before closing of the market in New York By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. They just want to know - come Wednesday morning - the actual outcome. ...




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Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon resident being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized, state health officials said on Friday.















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S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF

A team of Ebola funeral agents carry a body at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014 Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday. Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were "under-reported", in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona. The World Health Organization (WHO) published revised figures on Friday showing 4,951 people have died of Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases.




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