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Oct 23, 2014 02:03PM

Oct 23, 2014 02:03PM

New York tests healthcare worker who was in West Africa for Ebola

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker with Doctors Without Borders who returned to the United States from West Africa and developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city health department said on Thursday. Preliminary test results were expected in the next 12 hours, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. ...

Oct 23, 2014 01:59PM

?Exposure therapy? helps patients with prolonged grief

By Kathryn Doyle Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10 percent of people get stuck in the grief phase and have persistent yearning for the deceased, difficulty in accepting the death, a sense of meaninglessness, bitterness about the death and difficulty in engaging in new activities, said lead author Richard A. ...

Oct 23, 2014 01:46PM

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy wins first trial over Pinnacle hips

By Jessica Dye and Lisa Maria Garza NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson was found not liable by a Texas jury on Thursday in the first case to go to trial over whether Pinnacle hip implants made by the company?s DePuy Orthopedics unit were defective. The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, who said the two metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips she received were faulty. DePuy had said the implants were improperly positioned, and not to blame for her injuries. Jurors needed about two days to deliberate, following a seven-week trial. ...

Oct 23, 2014 01:26PM

EU names Cypriot as Ebola czar

Christos Stylianides of Cyprus, at the European Parliament in Brussels on September 30, 2014Brussels (AFP) - EU leaders on Thursday named Christos Stylianides of Cyprus as the bloc's coordinator to fight Ebola which has claimed nearly 4,900 lives in west Africa.

Oct 23, 2014 01:08PM

Potential Ebola patient recently worked in West Africa: Doctors Without Borders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A potential Ebola patient being tested in New York City recently worked in West Africa with Doctors Without Borders, the group said in a statement on Thursday. "A person in New York City, who recently worked with Doctors Without Borders in one of the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, notified our office this morning to report having developed a fever," Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. The group said there was no confirmation that the person contracted Ebola, but it followed protocols and immediately notified the New York City Department of Health. ...

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Oct 20, 2014 04:14AM

50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:

Oct 13, 2014 05:20AM

How rabbi lost 100 pounds

Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.

Sep 18, 2014 01:23PM

It's time to get your flu shot!

Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

Sep 25, 2014 07:35AM

Flu shot myths addressed

Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.

Sep 25, 2014 07:36AM

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