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WHO: Ebola Death Toll Passes 4,500, Including 236 Health Workers

The deadly Ebola outbreak will take months to contain, the World Health Organization warned Thursday as it announced the worldwide death toll would pass 4,500 – including 236 health workers. Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, director of Global Capacities, Alert and Response, said the WHO was drawing up a …

Disease

CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

Three US student footballers die in a week

<b>A student in New York state who died on Wednesday became the third US high school footballer to die playing the game in the last week.</b><p>Tom Cutinella, 16, died after colliding with an opponent, Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen said.<p>Two 17-year-old players collapsed and died after a …

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20,000 may be infected by November in Ebola outbreak, World Health Organization says

Details of the first nine months of a public health emergency suggest the crisis is far from over<p>Without more powerful disease control measures in West Africa, more than 20,000 people will be infected by November 2, according to a World Health Organization report. Previously, the WHO has warned …

Enterovirus fears flood emergency rooms with patients

As the number of enterovirus cases rises in Illinois and other states, parents concerned that their child may have the illness are flooding emergency …

Disease

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find …

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached “emergency proportions”, fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.<p>Villagers stand as they …

New, Untreatable Chikungunya Virus In Caribbean Affects 4,600, Worries Tourism Officials

An untreatable mosquito-borne virus is spreading across the Caribbean, and has affected more than 4,600 people in a little over six months, according …

California to Investigate Illegal Sterilization of Female Inmates

An investigation of the California prison system revealed troubling numbers of female inmates who had been sterilized without their consent, in …

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75 US government scientists possibly exposed to anthrax

As many as 75 scientists working in U.S. federal government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are being offered treatment to prevent infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.<p>The potential exposure occurred after …

Disease

Harvard confirms century-old book is covered in human skin

Harvard owns a book that's bound in human skin. It's sure of it, too. One of its curators announced today that tests on a book titled <i>Des destinées de l’ame</i> (<i>Destinies of The Soul</i>), which was published sometime in the 1880s, have confirmed with 99.9 percent confidence that it's been bound in human …

Egyptian judge defends mass death sentences on 'demons from hell'

Saeed Youssef says the 720 he sentenced included 'demons disguised in the cloak of Islam' who followed Jewish scripture<p>The judge who sentenced to death more than 720 alleged rioters on a single day in Egypt in April has justified his decision on the grounds that some of the accused were "demons" …

Porn star Nikki Benz to run against Rob Ford in Toronto mayoral elections

Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has formally announced her plans to run against scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the October mayoral …

Saudis Kiss Their Camels In Defiance Of MERS Warning

Saudi Arabians are brazenly engaging in public displays of affection in defiance of the authorities. But this proud show of love is not between people, but man and his camel.<p>Saudi Arabia's government issued a public health warning last week asking people to wear face masks and gloves around camels …

Marital rape is officially legal in India

A new ruling reveals a gaping hole in the country’s sexual assault laws<p>A judge in India has officially confirmed that rape laws do not apply to married couples — once you’re legally wed, forced sex is no longer a crime.<p>What’s especially chilling is that the judge, Virender Bhat, was hearing a case …

Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under …

AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.<p>Tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of Brazil's midwest, Araras is home to what is thought to be the largest single group of people suffering from a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP."<p>Those with …

Russian and American Military Dolphins Might Face Off This Summer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tense East-West standoff in Ukraine could reach a new level of escalation: underwater. According …

Fla. man allegedly suffocated crying son to play video games

<b>HOMOSASSA, Fla. -</b> A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said …