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U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

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DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus.

Study shows exit screening vital to halting global Ebola spread

LONDON - Three Ebola-infected travelers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday.

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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

DAKAR/MONROVIA - With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

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Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame

LONDON - A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

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Parkinson’s drugs linked to impulse control disorders

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dopamine receptor agonist drugs were linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping in a new study.

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Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital

- An American treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since Sept. 9 has been released after being found free of the virus, the hospital said on Monday.

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Ebola-infected cameraman doing 'quite well': Nebraska hospital

- A U.S. freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working with NBC News in Liberia is doing "quite well" and may soon be able to leave a Nebraska Medical Center biocontainment unit where he is being treated, a doctor at the hospital said on Monday.

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Actavis, Sanofi among bidders for Omega Pharma: Bloomberg

- Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc and France's Sanofi SA are among the suitors for privately held Omega Pharma NV [COUCKO.UL], Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

ABUJA/LAGOS - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. | Video

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Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections

DENVER - Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles.

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