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Ebola outbreak: Nurse infected in Spain

Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato has confirmed that a nurse who treated two victims of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease. The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa. The woman was part of the team that treated Spanish priests Manuel Garcia Viejo and Miguel ...

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Evaluating Patients for Ebola: CDC Recommendations for Clinicians

Source:Medscape Medical News /WebMD  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Advisory October 03, 2014The first case of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) diagnosed in the United States was reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Dallas County Health and Human Services on September 28, 2014, and laboratory-confirmed by CDC and the Texas Laboratory Response Network (LRN) laboratory on September ...

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A Man’s Guide to Erectile Dysfunction

Source:everydayhealth.com Erectile dysfunction can be devastating to a man’s sense of self, whether it’s caused by physical or emotional causes. Learn about available treatments. Some men suspect low testosterone is the cause of erectile dysfunction but there are many other physical and emotional factors at play. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for ...

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How You Can Eat to Beat Back Pain

Consider eating an anti-inflammatory diet and taking calcium supplements to relieve back pain. When it comes to inflammation, a known cause for back pain, it’s true that you are what you eat. Many foods have been shown to reduce inflammation, as well as to increase it. So when you have back pain, diet may help you avoid it. You just ...

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Health Topic Of The Month: What Is High Cholesterol?

source: everydayhealth.com By Lynn Yoffee | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Knowing your LDL and HDL cholesterol levels will help you maintain optimal health. Related Dark Meat for Better Heart Health? Know Your Cholesterol Treatment Category Could you have high cholesterol and not know it? Around 16 percent of Americans have undiagnosed and untreated high levels of cholesterol, ...

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CDC: Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million by January

by VOA News Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected by the Ebola virus by January 2015 according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new estimate assumes that the official World Health Organization toll, now at 5,864 – is not realistic, that cases have ...

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Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

Source:medscape.com The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors — but especially nurses — to help fight the Ebola epidemic. In response to the critical needs for more health care workers in West Africa, the agency plans to launch a 3-day training course to teach qualified professionals to safely treat people with Ebola. It will be held ...

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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Source: AP CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy. Known as “red tide,” this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, ...

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