Health

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian man who later died of the disease understood the risks and tried to reassure her family that she would be safe, a family friend said. When Nina Pham's mother learned her daughter was caring for Thomas...
A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ. Dr. Kent Brantly...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic. The money will be used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts later this week whether a bold-letter warning on the anti-smoking drug Chantix should be removed based on company-supported evidence that the drug does not cause suicidal behavior. Pfizer's twice-a-...
GENEVA (AP) — A World Health Organization official says the death rate in the current Ebola outbreak has increased to 70 percent. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the figure during a news conference Tuesday. Aylward said that the 70 percent death rate was "a...
GENEVA (AP) — A World Health Organization official says the death rate in the current Ebola outbreak has increased to 70 percent. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the figure during a news conference Tuesday. Aylward said that the 70 percent death rate was "a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the isolated country, where it says it is making inroads in fighting the deadly disease. The Eugene Bell...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the isolated country, where it says it is making inroads in fighting the deadly disease. The Eugene Bell...
AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — The coming winter vacation season is raising worries about the potential for Ebola cases in Caribbean and Central American countries, the top U.S. military commander in South America says, noting that smaller countries may be less equipped to deal with the...