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  • Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quarantined people. The quick reactions by authorities and ordinary people helped snuff...

  • VA apologizes for error in patient-death report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has apologized for what it called an "inadvertent" mistake that underreported the number of deaths linked to delays in cancer treatment at VA medical facilities. "VA inadvertently caused confusion in its communication" of a review of cases...

  • CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday. The next few weeks will be critical, said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers...

  • FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

  • Africans face long wait for unproven Ebola drug

    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...

  • VIDEO: Obama signs Veterans Affairs overhaul bill into law

    The measure will mean better access and more accountability within the scandal-laden Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Britain pledges new funding to contain Ebola

    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...

  • FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

    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...

  • Obama signs $16.3 billion bill overhauling Veterans Affairs

    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.

  • Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

    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.

  • Editorial cartoon: Sticker shock

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Spain priest with Ebola stable in Madrid hospital

    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...

  • Priest with Ebola virus in stable condition

    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...

  • Economic downturn explains most of health spending slowdown, study says

    A new study has found that most of the slowdown in health spending is attributable to the nation's broader economic downturn.

  • Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    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,...



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