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Ebola Deaths Hit 5K In West Africa

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Geneva) -- The death toll from Ebola in the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa is now over five-thousand. The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that 51-hundred-47 people have died from the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have been over 14-thousand cases. The organization says there's been a sharp increase in the…

Men’s Health Affects Family Health

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Detroit, MI) -- A man's health can affect the overall health of his entire family. Dr. Michael Lutz with the Michigan Institute of Urology says statistically the family unit is better off when the man of the house takes care of himself.   Dr. Lutz says too many men only head to the doctor in…

Thousands Of Nurses Stage Ebola Protest

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Nurses across the country are protesting the level of Ebola protection for health care workers. Along with demonstrations and rallies today, about 100-thousand nurses are expected to stage a brief walkout. The action comes as top health officials are set to appear before a Senate hearing on the U.S. response to the…

Study Questions Long-Term Benefits of Diets

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Undated) -- Popular weight-loss diets have proven effective in the short term, but not in the long-term. That's the conclusion of a new study published by the American Heart Association. Clinical trials on four popular diets -- the Atkins, South Beach, Zone and Weight Watchers -- show that dieters do lose weight, but often gain…

NJ Assembly Votes On Death With Dignity Bill On Thursday

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Trenton, NJ) -- The New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote on a Death With Dignity bill on Thursday. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to patients with terminal diseases. The vote comes just two weeks after brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard ended her life in Oregon. The New Jersey bill, which…