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  • Experimental Ebola Drug Heals all Monkeys in Study

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa. Scientists gave the drug, called ZMapp, three to five days after infecting the monkeys in the lab. Most were ...

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  • Weak in the Knees

    Get a little bit older or put on some extra pounds and you’ll realize that knee problems can quickly take over your life. What often starts out as small twinges here or there, will turn into everyday pain if not properly managed. Simple movements like going up and down stairs, in and out of ...

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  • Ebola Spreads in Nigeria; Liberia Has 1,000 Cases

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West ...

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  • Liberian Slums Barricaded as Ebola Sets New Record

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds ...

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  • Liberia President Declares Ebola Curfew

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three ...

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  • Liberia: Fears of Ebola Spread Rise as Clinic Looted

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late ...

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  • Hidden Cancer Cells Defy Fibroid Surgical Procedure

    Government alerts and an onslaught of personal injury attorneys’ advertisements on the dangers of using power morcellators in the removal of uterine fibroids have signaled a public health concern that could disproportionately impact African-American women. Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths ...

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  • Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone’s soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa along with the players. The decision by Seychelles health authorities two weeks ago ...

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  • Making the First Step on the Road to a Healthier Life

    I would not be genuine if I pretended to be a fitness diva or a celebrity trainer. I am not. My clients come to me from all walks of life, and professional and non-professional careers. Their ages range from kinder care to golden years and most have never been on television, walked the red ...

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  • Maryland Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Outbreak

    Nathaniel Dennis from Howard County, Md. died July 30 after being held in Liberia, under suspicion that he contracted the Ebola virus. A {TIME} news article said 672 people died from the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa since July 23. The outbreak has been ...

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  • Liberians in US Worry About Ebola Outbreak

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest communities of Liberian immigrants in the U.S. The potentially Ebola-related death last ...

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