Medical News

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles — a lack of rear coverage. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the "Model G" gown closes the once-drafty back, using adjustable snaps on the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is scaling back the size and number of Ebola treatment facilities it is building in Liberia. Army Col. Steve Warren said Wednesday that a total of 10 treatment facilities will be built; the Pentagon previously had...
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. health official says the government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people with Ebola could explode to as many as 1.4...
KOUREMALE, Mali (AP) — On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. After five recent Ebola deaths...
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. health official says the government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people with Ebola could explode to as many as 1.4...
WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up. Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and...
ROME (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization refused Wednesday to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency's performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it. Dr. Margaret Chan said the agency would review...
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the "Model G" gown closes the once-drafty back. The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Half of all medicine available on the Afghan market has either been smuggled into the country or made under sub-standard conditions in neighboring Pakistan, according to a report released on Wednesday. Up to 300 companies in Pakistan produce poor...