Health News

Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients


FORT KENT Maine - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." | Video

Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection

PORTLAND Ore. - An Oregon woman being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized after registering a high temperature, state health officials said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014

Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen

WASHINGTON - Civilian U.S. defense employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the Pentagon said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014

Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

OTTAWA - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014

Hold U.S. envoy Power defends Ebola guidelines, warns on Guinea

NEW YORK - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries while urging greater coordination to contain the outbreak in Guinea. | Video

U.S., United Nations, France 31 Oct 2014

U.S. Medicare sets new hospital, doctor payments for 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday.

31 Oct 2014

Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO

GENEVA - The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being discarded".

31 Oct 2014

Insurance broker Aon launches Ebola liability cover

LONDON - (The story was corrected in the first and fourth paragraphs of Oct. 28 story to show Aon is based in Britain, and not the United States)

31 Oct 2014

Mali Ebola victim had contact with 141 people, 57 still sought

GENEVA - A 2-year-old girl who brought Ebola to Mali may have had contact with as many as 141 people, 57 of whom have yet to be traced, according to health experts concerned the disease could spread in Mali and beyond.

31 Oct 2014

Halyard Health poised to shine in debut on back of Ebola scare

- When Kimberly-Clark Corp decided a year ago to carve off its healthcare division, it probably did not envisage launching the company amid the deadliest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Deals 31 Oct 2014