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CDC lays out new plan to counter Ebola exposure in US

Embattled Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director, Dr. Tom Frieden, laid out a new game plan to counter further contamination of health care workers dealing with Ebola patients – including sending rapid response teams to any hospital where a new case is confirmed.<p>Frieden told reporters during a …

Hurricane Gonzalo kills one in St Martin and grows to category 3 storm

Hurricane Gonzalo grew into a major category 3 storm Tuesday and is expected to strengthen further as it heads toward Bermuda after killing a man in the Dutch Caribbean territory of St Martin, authorities said.<p>The storm had top sustained winds of nearly 115mph and was centered about 770 miles south …

Media react to NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman violating Ebola quarantine

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is taking the heat from the media after she and members of her NBC News crew violated a mandatory three-week quarantine after returning from West Africa.<p>Snyderman, who is NBC News' chief medical correspondent, recently returned from Africa after reporting on the devastating …

Oscar Pistorius trial: Questions over athlete's 'caring' image

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South Africa

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships.<p>In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer" the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex …

Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina<p>Pham, the nurse being treated forEbola virus diseaseat Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.<p>So far, there are no indications that Bentley, Pham's 1-year-old …

Disease

Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass.<p>The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and wash – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative …

From lumpy images, a view of the Milky Way’s black hole

Images captured by the Russian spacecraft RadioAstron of a star are revealing new information about the Milky Way’s central black hole.<p>The star, …

Fossilized bladder stone uncovered in medieval Polish cemetery

It may look innocuous now, but this little stone may have killed someone 700 years ago.<p>The rough, kidney-shaped object was found in a medieval cemetery in Poland, and a new analysis has revealed it is actually a rather large bladder stone.<p>The stone was discovered in Gdansk, a city on the Baltic …

Omada brings pre-diabetes into the open with virtual prevention

There’s an oft-heard story in digital health circles: A patient comes into the doctor’s office complaining of common pre-diabetic symptoms, so the doctor — who has no treatment code for “pre-diabetes” — tells the patient, “Come back when you have diabetes.”<p>And the patient often does come back with …

Sidecar gets green light to operate at San Francisco airport, beats Lyft and Uber to it

Sidecar, the ride-sharing company most of us stopped talking about due to the Lyft-Uber wars distraction, has pulled off a big feat: It’s getting a license from the San Francisco International Airport to operate there.<p>Sidecar is the first Transportation Network Company (TNC) to receive this permit …

The First (Truly) Web-Connected Car

Cadillac hops on the information superhighway<p>The moment is universally disappointing. You hop into a new car, turn on the infotainment system, and suddenly you’re staring into the past. The antiquated functionality and ill-conceived interface seem drawn from a primeval cellphone, not a modern …

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Skype Qik is Microsoft's New Take on Mobile Video Messaging

Skype is introducing a new video messaging app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone called Skype Qik. As its name implies, the app is centered around sharing short, spontaneous clips.<p>Taking a cue from ephemeral messaging apps such as Snapchat, each video clip lasts exactly two weeks – quite a long …

Skype launches mobile video chat app Qik with clips that disappear after two weeks

Skype today launched Skype Qik (pronounced “quick”), a new video messaging app meant to be used alongside the main Skype app. The new mobile-only offering is launching simultaneously on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. You can download it now from Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Windows …

NYT asks readers to help identify print ads, using a platform for crowdsourcing called Hive

A new project built by the <i>New York Times</i>‘ research and development lab went live on Tuesday, known as Madison: Named after the avenue in New York …

Google Shopping Express Expands To More Cities, Rebrands As “Google Express”

Google Shopping Express, rebranded to simply “Google Express” as of this morning, is no longer <i>entirely</i> subsidizing the costs associated with same-day delivery. The program, which offers instant shopping gratification to consumers in a growing number of U.S. cities, is now working to transition its …

Good News, TV Guys: ComScore Found Your Missing TV Watchers

They're still watching TV -- just not on TVs. But about those cord-cutting numbers ...<p>If you’re a TV programmer, you’re very worried about the recent erosion in TV ratings, which have hit networks across the board this year. The best-case scenario: People are still watching your shows, but they’re …

Snapchat warns users unsanctioned apps 'can't be trusted'

Snapchat cautioned its 100 million active users on Tuesday morning to stay away from any and all apps that claim to work with its messaging service.<p>Snapchat, which lets users share a photo or video that's deleted soon after the recipient sees it, has been under fire since last week. A third …

[Update] Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked

A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text, but it’s unclear where they were obtained from.<p>In four Pastebin files linked to from the site, a few hundred username and password pairs were listed in …

Doctor involved in botched execution 'experimented' on inmate, suit claims

The family of Clayton Lockett, the death row inmate in Oklahoma who suffered a long and apparently traumatic execution in April, is suing a family doctor who they allege actively participated in the botched lethal injection process that killed him.<p>The legal complaint, lodged with the federal court …

Apple And Facebook Are Paying Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

The goal is to enable women who want to continue focusing on their careers without sacrificing their chance to have children later on.<p>NBC News reports that Facebook recently began its program and that Apple will start paying employees who want to freeze their eggs in January.<p>Known as oocyte …

Reproductive Medicine

Ukraine nationalists clash with police outside Kiev parliament

Clashes broke out on Tuesday between demonstrators and police in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev as deputies inside repeatedly voted down proposals to recognise a contentious second world war-era Ukrainian partisan group as national heroes.<p>Thousands of Svoboda nationalist party supporters …

Ebola screening confusion on day one of new Heathrow airport measures

Passengers travelling to the UK from west Africa say they were not given automatic medical checks for Ebola, forcing Downing Street to defend its new screening regime on the first day of operation at Heathrow.<p>Labour urged Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, to get a grip on the situation after there …

New York City Prepares For Ebola

In response, officials have stepped up screening procedures at certain international airports, beginning with New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.<p>As of Oct. 6, New York City had already investigated 88 suspected or potential Ebola cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Disease

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients.<p>The cells appear to have improved the vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.<p>The researchers …

Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Just having a feminine voice means you're probably not as capable at your job.<p>At least, studies suggest, that's what many people in the United States <i>think</i>. There's a gender bias in how Americans perceive feminine voices: as insecure, less competent and less trustworthy.<p>This can be a problem — …