Healthcare

Ebola Cases Could Reach 10,000 Per Week: WHO

West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also confirming the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.


1 in 4 U.S. Hispanics Still Lack Health Insurance

A year after open enrollment for the ACA began, one-quarter of Hispanics living in the U.S. lack health insurance, more than any other ethnic population in the country.


Insured in U.S. Still Struggle With Medical Bills

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.


CDC Blames Breach in Protocol for Dallas Ebola Case

The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said Sunday that the agency "is deeply concerned" to learn that "a breach in protocol" at a Dallas hospital resulted in a health-care worker becoming infected with the Ebola virus.


Dallas Ebola Patient's Fever Hit 103 During Initial Visit

Despite telling a nurse that he had recently been in Africa and displaying symptoms that could indicate Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan underwent a battery of tests and was sent home.


Once-a-day Hepatitis C Pill Carries Hefty Price Tag

Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the grueling pill-and-injection cocktail long used to treat the virus.


Airport Screenings Announced as Ebola Fear Spreads

Federal officials announced plans to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms.


Ebola Is Biggest Challenge Since AIDS, CDC Says

The Ebola outbreak is the biggest global health challenge since the emergence of AIDS, a top US health official said Thursday during an address at the World Bank.


Customs Agents Ordered to Screen Passengers for Ebola

Homeland Security agents at ports of entry have begun observing travelers coming into the U.S. for potential signs of Ebola infection and handing out fact sheets about the disease.


Why Ebola Won't Spread in U.S.

Ebola has arrived in the U.S. and people are frightened, but the nation's top doctors explain why there won't be an outbreak here.


U.S. Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola, Nurses Say

The possible TB exposure by an infected patient care technician in El Paso and the first confirmed Ebola case in the U.S. at a hospital in Dallas underscore the need for hospitals to upgrade procedures, members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee said.


Ebola Could Become Airborne, UN Warns

The deadly Ebola virus could mutate to become transmittable via air, warned the chief of the UN's Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, on Thursday.


Ebola Victim Was Sent Home by Dallas Hospital

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa told medical staff that he had recently returned from Liberia, but was not admitted to the hospital until he returned two days later.


Dallas Parents Fear Students Exposed to Ebola

Parents on Wednesday were removing their children from a Dallas school where a student may have had contact with the Ebola patient diagnosed Tuesday.


Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancies, Abortion

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.


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