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Health Officials Expect to Start Vaccine Trials in West Africa as Early as December

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:35

Participants in Liberia and Sierra Leone would receive experimental vaccines that could lead to mass inoculations in 2015, health officials said Friday.

The Health Issue: Searching for the Fountain of Youth

New York Times - Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:25

Down the back roads of strip-mall Florida, I hunted for the legendary reservoir that would keep me forever young.

Retracing Ebola Patient’s Movements Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:30

The city’s first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a metropolis of more than 8 million people.






Neighbors Say Ebola Patient Is Fast to Lend a Helping Hand

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:21

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, traveled with Doctors Without Borders to Burundi, Congo and Rwanda before going to Guinea.






Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:02

Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned from Guinea last week, remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. Authorities are tracing anyone who might have come into contact with him recently.






Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:59

A toddler from next-door Guinea who lost a parent to the disease has tested positive.

Vaccine Trials for Ebola Are Planned in West Africa

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:51

The two trials will run separately in Liberia and Sierra Leone and involve different designs to ensure at least one produces usable information.

Well: Can You Get Ebola From a Bowling Ball?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:22

There is no evidence that Ebola has been passed, as colds or flu sometimes are, by touching surfaces that someone else touched after sneezing into their hand.






Well: Can You Get Ebola From a Bowling Ball?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:22

There is no evidence that Ebola has been passed, as colds or flu sometimes are, by touching surfaces that someone else touched after sneezing into their hand.






Matter: As Ebola Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:19

Flu season will bring a virus that spreads far faster than Ebola, and will kill thousands.

Britain Pledges Millions to Fight Ebola and Chides Others to Spend More

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:16

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said his country had already promised more aid than any other in Europe to fight Ebola in West Africa, but said, “we need other European countries to do more.”

Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:50

An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in.






Studies Link Mental Issues and the Rigor of the Military

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:49

Though new soldiers report about the same rate of mental problems as their civilian peers, new research suggests those disorders can persist for longer amid the demands of service.

Paul Allen to Give $100 Million to Tackle Ebola Crisis

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:41

The Microsoft co-founder said he hoped to help coordinate disparate fund-raising efforts.






Well: Living With Schizophrenia: Coffee and Friends

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:33

Getting to trust people well enough to call them a friend takes a lot of work. It’s especially hard when you are living with schizophrenia and think everyone is making fun of you.






Well: Living With Schizophrenia: Coffee and Friends

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:33

Getting to trust people well enough to call them a friend takes a lot of work. It’s especially hard when you are living with schizophrenia and think everyone is making fun of you.






Carolyn Rovee-Collier, Who Said Babies Have Clear Memories, Is Dead at 72

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:55

Dr. Rovee-Collier, a developmental psychologist at Rutgers University, showed in a series of papers in the early 1980s that babies remembered plenty.






Essay: Giving the Doctor a Second Chance

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:54

“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?






Essay: Giving the Doctor a Second Chance

New York Times - Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:54

“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?






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