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Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:26

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:14

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

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CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:00

The new protocol announced by Dr. Tom Frieden on Monday stops short of the mandatory 21-day quarantines imposed by some states. Instead, it relies on individual assessment and close monitoring.

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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-27 12:22

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

Mon, 2014-10-27 12:00

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

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With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:51

The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan army.

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Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:34

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.

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A Congolese Mother Of Six Is Honored For Her Death-Defying Journalism

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:22

Solange Lusiku Nsimire, an editor who has been subjected to death threats and whose family has been attacked, has won a courage award for her journalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Reports: Boko Haram May Have Kidnapped Dozens More Girls In Nigeria

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:16

The reported abductions continue to cast doubt on a truce announced by Nigerian officials. The deal was supposed to culminate in the release of 276 girls the group kidnapped in April.

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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:23

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:07

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.

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Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:56

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.

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U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:35

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

Mon, 2014-10-27 07:29

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

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Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

Mon, 2014-10-27 06:51

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster

Mon, 2014-10-27 06:48

Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.

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The Red Cross Is Using Text Messaging To Take Down Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-27 05:55

Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.

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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

Mon, 2014-10-27 05:53

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.

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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

Mon, 2014-10-27 04:55

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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Town In Hawaii Prepares For Possible Evacuation Ahead Of Lava Flow

Mon, 2014-10-27 03:53

On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.

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