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Police harass Kenyan patients and clinics as abortion battle heats up 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police threats against patients and medics they accuse of giving "illegal abortions", coupled with reversals in Kenyan policies, are stirring fears likely to reduce access to safe abortions, campaigners said. Doctors and nurses say police intimidation has increased since last month’s sentencing to death of a nurse, Jackson Tali, for murder after a woman died in his car. ...
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Are you arguing over Ebola workers? 31.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Nurse Kaci Hickox says it's her right to roam outside her home, but leaders in Maine warn she could be a threat to public welfare.
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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease 31.10.2014 NPR News
Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.
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Maine: No deal with Ebola nurse 31.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well.
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Awful moments in quarantine history 31.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The idea of putting a possibly sick person in quarantine goes back to the ancient texts.
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Merger of Abington, Jefferson is sign of the future 31.10.2014 Philly.com News
The planned merger of Abington Health and Jefferson Health comes amid a surge in hospital consolidation that is likely to grow.
A look at Ebola guidelines in some states 31.10.2014 AP National
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....
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Here's a look at what some states are setting as guidelines on Ebola safety 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same 31.10.2014 Health
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? ...
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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states 31.10.2014 Health
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.
For soldiers or civilians returning from West Africa, Ebola protocols are not the same 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Nurse continues to defy quarantine 31.10.2014 Durango Herald
FORT KENT, Maine – Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.Hickox, 33, stepped out of her home on the remote...
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of ...
Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through 31.10.2014 Seattle Times: Health
A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through 31.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
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Lawsuit: Kimberly-Clark falsely advertised surgical gowns' protection against bodily fluids 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through 31.10.2014 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....
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PoliGraph: MNsure rate hike rhetoric flies; claims inconclusive 31.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
PoliGraph ran more than 50 scenarios to test the Dayton administration's 4.5 percent claim about MNsure rate increases. Officials aren't technically wrong, but they haven't told the whole story.
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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse? 31.10.2014 NPR News
Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.
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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans 31.10.2014 NPR Health Science
One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
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