Health

  • Meet Dr. Tyeese Gaines, ER Physician & Much More

    Tyeese Gaines didn’t set out to be an ER physician. She figured she’d be a community doctor in the inner city, treating patients and delivering babies. But as she progressed through medical school, Gaines saw that the people she wanted to care for weren’t making it to a doctor’s office; they ...

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  • Monkey Study: Ebola Vaccine Works, Needs Booster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Some healthy people are rolling up their sleeves at the National Institutes of Health for the ...

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  • UN: Ebola Disease Caseload Could Reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to ...

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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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