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First Ebola case emerges in Britain

A health worker who has become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Britain was being treated at a London hospital on Tuesday after contracting the disease in West Africa.

 
Nurse exposed to Ebola flown to Maryland medical center

An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, NIH said in a statement.

 
CDC: Flu vaccine may not be good match for most common flu strain

A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

 
Google spoon could steady tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat without spilling.

 
CDC investigating norovirus outbreak on cruise ship

A nearly monthlong cruise that saw more than 170 passengers get sick with the gastrointestinal illness norovirus has ended in Los Angeles with a thorough cleaning of the ship.

 
Laundry detergent pods risky to children

U.S. poison control centers received more than 17,000 calls — or about one per hour — about children who’d been exposed to chemicals in laundry detergent pods in 2012 and 2013, a new study found.

 
Scientists study all the ways music can boost health

It’s only recently, with the advances in brain research, that science has begun to understand just how far-reaching the benefits of music can be for our physical and emotional health.

 
Here’s what you need to know about Ebola

A cleanup specialist at the home of a Manhattan Ebola patient says the process includes the use of a “hospital grade” chemical spray.

 
Monitoring ends for dozens on Ebola watch lists

Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms.

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