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at 13:55 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Alberta Premier Prentice announces review of health delivery in rural areas

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has announced a new panel to review rural health care.


at 08:03 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

6 months into the Ebola outbreak, scientists say we're learning more about deadly virus

LONDON - Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.


at 06:36 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

WHO predicts almost 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes in outbreak response

LONDON - New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.


at 02:00 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman leaving after 14 years to work for Ohio charity

AUSTIN, Texas - The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.


at 22:50 on September 22, 2014, EDT.

Officials begin testing babies who may have been exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital

EL PASO, Texas - Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease.


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