Health & Wellness Features
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone - a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago....
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports....
Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found....
Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show
MADRID (AP) -- Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival....
New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage
Health care workers should be completely covered (AP) -- no skin exposed - while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient....
EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region....
Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola
A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center....
Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital
ATLANTA (AP) -- An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday....
WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures
GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?