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British Airways Suspends Some African Flights

Posted On August 05, 2014

(London) -- British Airways has halted flights in and out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as concerns mount about the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Flights will be suspended until at least the end of August due to what the airline called a "deteriorating public health situation." Natalie Feary reports.   Play…

NYC Health Commissioner Discusses Ebola Precautions

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Brooklyn, NY) -- New York City Health Commissioner Doctor Mary Bassett says the city has taken precautions in the event of a person with Ebola showing up at an area hospital.   Bassett reassures New Yorkers that Ebola is not highly infectious, and that there needs to be contact with bodily fluids to transmit the…

Get On-Demand Medical Service Through Phone App

Posted On August 05, 2014

(San Francisco, CA) -- A new app promises on-demand doctor's appointments. The new service called Healthtap Prime allows users to connect with a doctor using video or by sending pictures at any time of the day. The subscription service costs 99 dollars a month for unlimited access. Without a stay in a waiting room or…

White House Talks About Response To Ebola Outbreak

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with other global health organizations to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that CDC officials are redoubling their efforts to stem the outbreak that's killed than 800 people. American aid…

FDA Considers Mandating Food Labels Include Specifics On Added Sugar

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Undated) -- The FDA is reviewing whether food labels should be modified to include specifics about added sugar. Food labels currently list only the product's total sugar content, but FDA regulators think people should know how much sugar is added beyond what is in foods naturally. This is seen as the FDA's first big step…