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  • US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

    LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up....

  • Liberia president: Ebola scare closing hospitals, killing even uninfected

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the soaring death rate among non-Ebola patients threatens to reverse the strides made in the nation against killers like AIDS and malaria.

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...

  • Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola, after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on the disease and check for sick people, the president said Tuesday....

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline. Applicants were waiting in line with boxes of documents before the state agencies opened Monday morning, said Melaney Arnold,...

  • Wash. SC rules Workers’ Comp law doesn’t extend to asbestos-related diseases

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the exception to the state’s Workers’ Compensation law does not extend to asbestos-related diseases because it is impossible to have absolute knowledge that an injury is certain to occur. Justice Susan Owens...

  • Land takes hard line on Obamacare

    On Monday, the conservative Independent Women's Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. The priest, Manuel...

  • America's other drug war

    Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American pharmaceutical industry. Roughly five years after lobbyists for drugmakers worked to help pass...

  • Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    The emboldened new Senate Republican majority will likely pass a flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama's signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.

  • Broken culture, risky reforms leave unethical VA execs on public payroll

    Nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs linked to phony appointment logs or patient deaths has been fired, despite a hastily passed new law designed to make it easier to oust corrupt and inept federal managers.

  • Jindal says hospitals are shortsighted on Medicaid expansion

    The fact that a number of Republican governors have reluctantly agreed to some form of a Medicaid expansion through President Obama's healthcare law is in no small part due to the efforts by state and national lobbyists for the hospital industry.

  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks,...

  • Bill Clinton: 'Do whatever it takes' to contain Ebola

    The former president said "we're getting there" in the fight to limit the spread of Ebola.



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