Health & Wellness Features
WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives....
Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California....
Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease....
One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs
Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working....
In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind....
UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital
LONDON (AP) -- A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery....
Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games
NEW YORK (AP) -- All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council....
New govt standards target pathogens in poultry products
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A favorite staple of American diets - chicken breasts, legs and wings - could become safer to eat....
Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest....
GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
The Academy Awards nominees were announced last week, and for only the second time since 1998 no black actors or actresses were nominated. All 20 Oscar nominations went to white actors and actresses. Reverend Al Sharpton, an outspoken civil rights activist said “the lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and is calling an emergency meeting of his diversity taskforce to discuss taking action against the Academy.
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