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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

August 1, 2014

Health

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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

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Friday 08/01/2014
Ebola moving faster than control efforts
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 7:07 pm

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

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2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 7:07 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.

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Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 6:01 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 7:07 pm

LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

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Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 4:02 pm

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has opened the country's first, state-run rehab and treatment center for alcoholism, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Friday.

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Ohio theme park says it topped shaved-heads record
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 4:01 pm

MASON, Ohio (AP) — With wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously.

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Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:01 pm

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks won't be confused with regular foods.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 2:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

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