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Downfall for Hospital Where Ebola Spread

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:48

With the announcement that a second nurse in Dallas had been infected, scrutiny of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital intensified as officials sought to calm workers and patients.






Obama Cancels More Travel to Oversee Ebola Response, Urging ‘Aggressive’ Action

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:20

President Obama canceled his planned travel for the second straight day so he could stay at the White House to oversee the government’s response to the Ebola crisis, officials said.






With New Ebola Case Confirmed, U.S. Vows Vigilance

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:11

The news that a second nurse was infected in Dallas and that she was cleared to fly the day before showing symptoms raised questions about officials’ ability to control the disease.






Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:09

A day after the Supreme Court blocked a Texas law that had forced abortion clinics to close, some prepared to reopen, pleased at the reprieve but mindful that the legal fight was far from over.

Lax U.S. Guidelines on Ebola Led to Poor Hospital Training, Experts Say

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:05

Infection control experts say many American hospitals have improperly trained their staffs to deal with Ebola patients because they were following federal guidelines that were too lax.

F.D.A. Approves First 2 Drugs for Treatment of a Fatal Lung Disease

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:52

Esbriet and Ofev do not make patients better, but slow the rate at which lung function declines.

U.S. Says Consumers Must Renew Health Insurance Policies

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:39

Officials said consumers should update information on their income and family size and should compare their current insurance with alternatives, which could offer better coverage at a lower cost.

Op-Ed Contributor: Resurrecting Smallpox? Easier Than You Think

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:15

The virus’s genome is already online. You just need the right lab.






T-Cell Therapy Puts Leukemia Patients in Extended Remission

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:29

Researchers in Philadelphia have reported that in a study, 23 of 30 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia remained in remission after the therapy, which programs a patient’s T-cells to fight the disease.






Experts Offer Steps for Avoiding Public Hysteria, a Different Contagious Threat

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:27

With a growing number of Ebola cases now documented in the United States, psychologists say the next few weeks are crucial in containing public anxiety.






Ebola Sends Another Dallas Neighborhood on High Alert

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:19

After a second Dallas health worker is found to have Ebola, Hazmat crews and police officers descended on her apartment complex to clean up and notify neighbors.

Ebola-Infected Health Worker in Dallas Took a Flight on Monday

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the worker, who had cared for a Liberian patient and contracted the disease, should not have been allowed on a commercial airline.






Phys Ed: What’s Your Fitness Age?

New York Times - Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:02

While you can’t change your chronological age, you can turn back the clock on your “fitness age.”






Phys Ed: What’s Your Fitness Age?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:02

While you can’t change your chronological age, you can turn back the clock on your “fitness age.”






New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Officials Predict

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:21

The World Health Organization warned that the spread of the disease could become unmanageable and renew risks of political instability in fragile countries.






Your Money Adviser: Back to HealthCare.Gov to Shop for Plans in Open-Enrollment Period for 2015

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:18

Consumer advocates and policy experts are urging consumers not to put their insurance renewal on autopilot.

C.D.C. Says It Should Have Responded Faster to the Dallas Ebola Case

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:50

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said that rapid response teams of experts will now be sent to any hospital in the country where an outbreak occurs.

Bellevue Hospital to Be a Focus if Ebola Hits New York

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:51

The hospital will treat any confirmed cases from within the public hospital system and also be able to receive transfers from private city hospitals or airports.

Study Backs Use of Stem Cells in Retinas

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:15

Embryonic stem cells appeared to be safe and might have improved vision in some patients suffering from degenerative retinal conditions, according to a study published by The Lancet.

Ebola Fight in Africa Is Hurt by Limits on Ways to Get Out

New York Times - Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:00

The lack of a reliable evacuation system makes aid missions to West Africa much more dangerous for volunteers, who are thus less likely to go there.

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