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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Mom Says

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Debra Berry(DALLAS) — A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News. Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the virus on Oct. 8, and ... Read More »

CDC to Monitor All Travelers Coming from Ebola-Affected Countries

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — All people returning to the United States from Ebola-affected countries will undergo 21-day monitoring, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday. Travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people since the worst outbreak of the virus in history began in March, will be given a home kit with ... Read More »

Dog of Ebola-Infected Nurse Tests Negative for Deadly Virus

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Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center(DALLAS) — The dog of an Ebola-infected nurse has tested negative for the deadly virus. Bentley has been quarantined after its owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. According to a statement from Dallas City Hall, the dog was tested Monday and will be tested again while he remains in quarantine for ... Read More »

Ashoka Mukpo Says He Owes Hospital a ‘Debt He Can Never Repay’

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Ashoka Mukpo(OMAHA, Neb.) — Ashoka Mukpo, the freelance American journalist who caught Ebola and was discharged from Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, said he owes the hospital staff “a debt he can never repay.” Mukpo, 33, a cameraman covering the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for NBC News, Vice and others, contracted the deadly virus. He was flown to Nebraska ... Read More »

People with Kids Laugh, Smile and Are Stressed

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Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the matter with kids today? Not a lot, according to most adults who have youngsters running around the house although they’ll admit that the responsibility of being a parent is also a strain. A survey of more than 131,000 adults by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 84.1 percent of parents with children under 18 — ... Read More »

New Sex Education Program Reduces Middle School Sex

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Get Real is an experimental sex education program used in a limited number of U.S. middle schools that seems to have been effective in getting some youngsters to put off having sex by the time they graduate the eighth grade. Planned Parenthood, in partnership with the Wellesley Centers for Women, says that Get Real involves regular sex ... Read More »

Coffee and Beer May Affect Some Couples’ Ability to Conceive

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FogStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Coffee and beer are a couple of America’s favorite beverages but one may possibly be better than the other when it comes to couples who are having problems conceiving. According to a surprising study out of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, coffee consumption by men seems to impair infertility treatments. However, a man’s beer drinking ... Read More »

Frequent Restaurant Dining May Cause Health Problems

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you can afford to do it, why not dine out as much as possible? Well, researchers at Queens College, City University of New York are advising against it and not purely for financial reasons. According to lead author Ashima Kant, when people dine frequently at restaurants, they run a higher risk of putting on the pounds ... Read More »

Employers Need to Prepare for Flu Outbreak Now

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one’s telling Americans not to take Ebola seriously. However, millions can start preparing now for another contagious disease: the flu. John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says that if this year’s flu season is anything like last year’s, it will be tremendous drain on the economy. Overall, a seasonal flu outbreak ... Read More »