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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people....
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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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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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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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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have been infected with the Ebola virus....
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Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An American missionary has been released from quarantine and has visited his wife, who is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus....
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Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday....
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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems
CHICAGO (AP) -- Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found....
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UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries....
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