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US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up....
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Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise....
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Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak
LONDON (AP) -- Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 - before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far....
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Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition."...
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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals....
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Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide
MADRID (AP) -- Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments....
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Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed
MILAN (AP) -- EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case....
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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features....
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TB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease....
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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills....
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