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Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

<i>By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service</i><p>What did you eat for dinner last …

AM980 News (CFPL AM)

8 hours ago<p>The London Lightning eliminated the Niagara River Lions on Friday and moved into Round Two of the NBL Canada Playoffs. Continue reading →<p>9 …

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Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic

The West African Ebola outbreak is finally starting to approach manageable levels, after nearly 18 excruciating months and over 11,000 lost lives. …

Baby body parts found in Thailand parcel

The body parts of several babies have been found in a parcel destined for the United States, Thai police have said.<p>A baby's head, several feet and "sheets of skin" - including one taken from an adult that was bearing a large tattoo - were discovered over the weekend, police said, after staff at a …

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

<i>Can you recreate bar food with celery? We gave it a try:</i><p>What does 3,500 calories look like, exactly? “To get 3,500 more calories, you could eat your regular diet and then also have three glasses of wine (370 calories), two chicken wings (110 calories), some onion rings (340 calories), a portion of …

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugs, alcohol

Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff's officials said Friday.<p>The autopsy results released by the Marin County sheriff's office found that the actor had taken prescription medications, but …

Ebola death toll rises to 4,950 - WHO | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4,950 out of 13,241 cases in the three worst-hit countries of West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling for widespread rigorous control measures to halt the virus.<p>Health workers wearing protective …

PETA criticises man for being eaten alive by anaconda

PETA has attacked naturalist Paul Rosolie for 'tormenting' the giant snake for a Discovery Channel programme<p>A TV show commissioned by the Discovery Channel in which a man is apparently eaten by an anaconda has been heavily criticised by animal rights supporters.<p>Eaten Alive, which airs in the US …

Ebola scare drives sharp rise in Plague Inc. downloads

As 24-hour news channels devote their coverage to the Ebola outbreak, a game about infectious diseases has seen a dramatic spike in downloads.<p>Downloads of <i>Plague Inc.</i>, a free game which simulates the spread of a deadly worldwide virus, have risen 50 percent in the last two weeks, according to …

Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.<p>Facing renewed criticism of his …

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Two suspected Ebola patients in Spain test negative

Two of four people suspected of having Ebola and admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, officials said Friday.<p>The government's Ebola monitoring committee said on its official Twitter account that the two were a person who arrived on an Air France jet that was …

Amid Ebola Panic, Separating Fact From Fiction

Answers to questions like "Can I get it on a plane?"<p>The more that Ebola makes headlines, the more it sows confusion.<p>Many Americans are asking basic questions about the virus, like whether they can get it from a doorknob or a pet or from riding a plane.<p>The sense of confusion has been fed by a …

OS X Yosemite Review: An Equal Partner for iOS 8

Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, to the public.<p>With Yosemite, OS X not only gets a brand new …

Sierra Leone boy: 'I've lost five members of my family'

The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries in West Africa most affected by the deadly virus.<p>In Geneva, the WHO's Dr Nutall said the transmission of the virus remained intense in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. More than 4,000 …

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Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Whistleblower nurse describes 'chaos' at US Ebola hospital

Briana Aguirre claims she was given a hazmat suit with a large hole in it and waste from suspected Ebola patients was piled 'up to the ceiling' in corridors<p>The hospital at the centre of America’s Ebola outbreak admitted on Thursday that it had made mistakes and apologised, as a whistleblowing nurse …

How Presidents Handle Pandemics

Obama’s response to the Ebola outbreak will affect his legacy. But he’s far from the first president to deal with such a crisis.<p>The government’s …

'Extra Precaution': Worried About Ebola, Airline Travelers Don Masks

Corbin Fawley knew he stood out on his Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Dallas.<p>But that was fine with him.<p>Fawley wore a surgical mask and rubber gloves to give himself what he considered an extra level of protection against the Ebola virus, even though it's not airborne. Instead, it's spread …

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Who is Amber Vinson?

Over the weekend, Amber Vinson was in Ohio to plan her wedding.<p>Today, the 29-year-old nurse is hospitalized in Atlanta, fighting the Ebola virus.<p>What a difference a few days can make.<p>Vinson is only the second person known to have contracted the deadly disease inside the United States.<p>Both she and …

Fighter War Machine attempts suicide in jail, put in medical isolation

Former MMA fighter War Machine is being kept in medical isolation after he attempted suicide in a Las Vegas jail, according to police.<p>Born Jonathan Koppenhaver, the 32-year-old tried to hang himself Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. in his Clark County Jail cell, when he was discovered by a guard doing a …