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Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital....
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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered
ATLANTA (AP) -- At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said....
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US won't reveal records on health website security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in....
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Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors
LONDON (AP) -- Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only problem: Health workers struggle to convince patients they're trying to help them, not hurt them....
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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards....
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Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study
A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:...
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Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work....
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Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years....
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Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him....
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UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports
GENEVA (AP) -- Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday....
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