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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 31, 2014


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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:07 am

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

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Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.

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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 7:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:01 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:03 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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