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U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

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NEW YORK - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

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Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

- The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.

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Obama says cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in U.S.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the United States on Wednesday after the U.S. government imposed new screening measures for travelers from West Africa.

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Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

GENEVA - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. | Video

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In-flight medical calls spike on Ebola fears

ORLANDO Fla. - As a doctor who advises flight crews about medical issues that crop up in the air, Paulo Alves has heard a lot about Ebola lately.

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EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources

LONDON - Europe is to plow 200 million euros ($250 million) into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

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Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

LONDON - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. | Video

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Ebola survivors in Liberia are symbols of hope and help

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola survivors in Liberia are quickly becoming an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa since being detected in the region in March.

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More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.

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