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Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:41:53 GMT
New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines

New York is requiring all schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:19:32 GMT
Uganda tightens border, bans gatherings as second Ebola death confirmed

Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country this week.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:51:53 GMT
Hundreds more reported ill in salmonella outbreaks tied to backyard poultry

Over 220 cases of salmonella have been reported in the past month in outbreaks spanning 41 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, and the agency believes that backyard poultry is to blame.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:32:57 GMT
Lawmakers urge DOJ to launch criminal investigation of generic drug makers

Two top lawmakers urged the US Department of Justice on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into the nation's generic drug manufacturers to see whether their executives conspired to raise prices at the expense of the American public.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:02:49 GMT
Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move

Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:41:21 GMT
Nursing home abuse frequently goes unreported, government agency finds

Abuse in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States, according to reports released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:54:59 GMT
Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson's role in opioid crisis may be 'worse' than Purdue's

One of the nation's top experts on opioid addiction said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson's role in the current epidemic may be even "worse" than that of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:58:50 GMT
2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey

As people head outdoors during the summer, their risk of becoming infected with tick-borne diseases rises. Two cases of a rare tick-borne disease were confirmed Saturday by the Sussex County Division of Health in northern New Jersey.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:00:37 GMT
UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins

A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that "there is a future" after the disease.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:17:00 GMT
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