President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.
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Researchers in Texas say that removing the entire lung instead of part increases the chance of survival for early-stage lung cancer patients. Also, there more research linking psoriasis and high blood pressure.
As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man.
The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.
A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ.
A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses' union.
More than seven million smokers have the lung disease emphysema, roughly half of all smoking-related diseases in the U.S. Also, teen baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches a week could have problems with shoulder development.
New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The order went into effect after state health officials said a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated.
Every hospital must know how to diagnose Ebola in people who have been in West Africa and be ready to isolate a suspected case, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.
About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.
On the heels of the FDA’s approval of a new formulation of hepatitis C drug treatment, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization and a vocal critic of runaway drug pricing and drug profiteering, blasted Gilead Sciences over the pricing of its new drug formulation.
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.
Liberian lawmakers rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restrict movement and public gatherings and to confiscate property in the fight against Ebola. One legislator said such a law would have turned Liberia into a police state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that at least 2 million Americans are sickened by antibiotic resistant infections each year and survive. Twenty-three thousand die. These experiences leave deep impressions not just on the patients but on their family and friends.
Pharmaceutical companies will collaborate with researchers at the University of California, San Diego to provide previously unreleased proprietary data for drug discovery through a new $3.7 million effort funded by the National Institutes for Health.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published the 20th annual editions of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Colon and Rectal Cancers, two of the eight original NCCN Guidelines published in November 1996.
As prescription drug abuse and overdose have escalated nationwide, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) were implemented in every state, but little is known about the types of clinicians who make the most use of PDMPs.
With the largest library of narcotics, pills, cutting agents and precursors in the industry, the TacticID-N is changing the face of on-scene narcotics identification for our nation’s top law enforcement personnel.
Researchers at Harvard say they were able to produce cells that make insulin from embryonic stem cells, which could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. Also, why men who have had prostate cancer surgery need to watch their cholesterol and triglycerides.
The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, but is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution following a recent inspection which identified an issue with sterility assurance.
The U.S. government developed the vaccine. First-stage human safety testing began last month in the U.S. and Britain. University of Maryland researchers announced the Mali study Thursday as part of that broader safety testing and aim to enroll 40 health workers there.
The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.
The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly.
As the largest US airports step up the fight against the virus, some employees say they are not being kept safe.
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge. Officials also said that HealthCare.gov won't display premiums for 2015 until the second week of November. Open enrollment season runs Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. Coverage can start as early as Jan. 1.
About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and health officials expect false alarms from fevers due to malaria. The extra screening probably wouldn't have singled out Thomas Eric Duncan when he arrived from hard-hit Liberia last month, because he had no symptoms while traveling.
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