Health

  • Liberia President Declares Ebola Curfew

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three ...

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  • Liberia: Fears of Ebola Spread Rise as Clinic Looted

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late ...

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  • Hidden Cancer Cells Defy Fibroid Surgical Procedure

    Government alerts and an onslaught of personal injury attorneys’ advertisements on the dangers of using power morcellators in the removal of uterine fibroids have signaled a public health concern that could disproportionately impact African-American women. Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths ...

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  • Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone’s soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa along with the players. The decision by Seychelles health authorities two weeks ago ...

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  • Making the First Step on the Road to a Healthier Life

    I would not be genuine if I pretended to be a fitness diva or a celebrity trainer. I am not. My clients come to me from all walks of life, and professional and non-professional careers. Their ages range from kinder care to golden years and most have never been on television, walked the red ...

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  • Maryland Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Outbreak

    Nathaniel Dennis from Howard County, Md. died July 30 after being held in Liberia, under suspicion that he contracted the Ebola virus. A {TIME} news article said 672 people died from the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa since July 23. The outbreak has been ...

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  • Liberians in US Worry About Ebola Outbreak

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest communities of Liberian immigrants in the U.S. The potentially Ebola-related death last ...

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  • Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in ...

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  • Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent’s most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. The 40-year-old ...

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  • Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation by Woman

    Oprah Winfrey has delivered another scoop, as the former talk show queen got actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams to open up about her childhood molestation at the hands of a woman. During the summer before she entered fifth grade, Williams said she joined her friend’s family on a ...

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