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How Do We Stop Ebola? WHO Declares War On The Virus

Over the next six months, about 20,000 people will get Ebola. Half will likely die. To stop the virus, the World Health Organization says it needs thousands of health care workers and $600 million.
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Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. Eva Nah is still asking why.
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Budget Cuts Hobble The World Health Organization's Ebola Response

Melissa Block talks to New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink about how budget cuts at the World Health Organization have hurt the United Nations agency's response to the Ebola crisis.
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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.
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More Homes Go Smoke-Free, But Exposure Remains A Health Threat

People are getting the message about the dangers of secondhand smoke at home, a CDC study says. But half of smokers still light up in the house, putting the health of relatives and friends at risk.
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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists says it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.
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Health Law Gets Reprieve As Appeals Court Agrees To Rehear Key Case

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals' decision overrides a July ruling by a three-judge panel that imperiled subsidies for people buying insurance in states that rely on the federal exchange.
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Liberia's Information Minister Admits Mistakes, Defends Actions

In efforts to defeat Ebola, the government could have done better, says Lewis Brown. But he stands by the tough calls that have been made — including the controversial quarantine in West Point.
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Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
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Q&A: St. Elizabeths Hospital In D.C. Moves Out From Shadow Of Federal Oversight

Until recently, St. Elizabeths — a psychiatric hospital in southeast D.C. — had been under federal oversight for seven years. CEO Dr. Patrick Canavan explains the progress the facility has been made in a Q&A.

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