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WHO: Thousands of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months
By Associated Press | September 27, 2014
Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines should be available in the coming months and could eventually be given to health care workers and other people at high risk of the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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Graft in healthcare impoverishes millions in India
By Associated Press | September 27, 2014
Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private healthcare, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help.
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Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine
By Associated Press | September 27, 2014
Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.
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U.S. says diseases like Ebola should be viewed as security threats
By Reuters | September 26, 2014
The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies.
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UHS acquires U.K.-based behavioral health system for $335 million
By Bob Herman | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Universal Health Services, one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., is jumping back into the international scene with the purchase of Cygnet Health Care.
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Third U.S. Ebola patient released from hospital
By Associated Press | September 25, 2014
An elated Dr. Rick Sacra said at a news conference that he was cleared of the Ebola virus by the federal Centers for Disease Control and left the isolation unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Thursday morning.
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Ebola drug trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa
By Reuters | September 23, 2014
Experimental Ebola drugs including compounds from Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Sarepta and Tekmira will be tested in affected West African states for the first time in a bid to fast-track trials, the Wellcome Trust said on Tuesday.
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Ebola worst-case scenario put at 1.4 million by late January: CDC
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of Ebola cases could reach up to 1.4 million by late January without a scaling up of relief efforts to control its spread, new government estimates released Tuesday project about the outbreak in West Africa.
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Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone finds 150 new cases
By Time | September 22, 2014
A three-day lockdown meant to contain the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone ended late Sunday night with officials hailing it as a “huge success” after health workers found almost 100 victims who perished from the disease and another 56 who have been infected.
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U.S. troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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