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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

August 29, 2014


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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 4:00 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 2:00 am

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 12:04 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

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Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many.

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 2:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.

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WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 8:00 am

GENEVA (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

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