08/07/14 03:17 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially life-saving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced in even small amounts, officials said. And there are no guarantees that the medication...
By Ed Sykes | 08/07/14 02:40 PM
The measure will mean better access and more accountability within the scandal-laden Department of Veterans Affairs.
08/07/14 02:16 PM
LONDON (AP) — Britain has announced 3 million pounds (US$5 million) in new funding to help contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa. International Development Secretary Justine Greening says Britain will provide 1.25 million pounds to help the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia boost...
08/07/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/07/14 01:40 PM
President Obama signed a bill Thursday aimed at overhauling the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, announcing that officials had cut the backlog of veterans waiting for care by half.
By Associated Press | 08/07/14 11:28 AM
Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Obama signed into law Thursday, the government's most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwide problems that have rocked the Veterans Affairs Department.
08/07/14 11:00 AM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
08/07/14 08:00 AM
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said. The priest, Miguel Pajares, 75, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola and was one of...
08/07/14 06:00 AM
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said Thursday. The priest, Miguel Pajares, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola and was one of three who tested positive at...
By Philip Klein | 08/06/14 05:21 PM
A new study has found that most of the slowdown in health spending is attributable to the nation's broader economic downturn.
08/07/14 05:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The $16.3 billion measure also allows the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors,...
By Ed Sykes | 08/06/14 05:13 PM
President Obama will sign a bipartisan bill Thursday to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
08/06/14 10:16 PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa's most populous nation, where officials were racing to keep the gruesome disease confined to a small...
08/06/14 07:32 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of slowing. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on national television late Wednesday, saying that some civil rights may have to...
08/06/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over extremely limited doses will distract from...
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