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FDA Approves New Meningitis B Vaccine

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Undated) -- The first vaccine to prevent meningitis B now has Food and Drug Administration approval. The FDA approved the vaccine on Wednesday. This gives doctors a way to protect college students against a bacteria strain that has killed six people in the past two years. Meningitis B killed a San Diego State University student…

Drinking And PMS

Posted On October 30, 2014

(undated) -- Do women drink more when they're about to get their period? The National Institutes of Health is spending over 40-thousand dollars to find the answer to that question. Their study hopes to show that women are stressed during the pre-menstrual period and therefore more likely to drink alcohol at that time. The NIH…

Maine Nurse Vows to Fight Quarantine

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Undated) -- A nurse quarantined in Maine after treating Ebola patients may challenge the state's 21-day quarantine policy in court. Kaci Hickox says she's giving the State of Maine until today to let her move about freely, after which time she'll ignore the restrictions and challenge the policy in court. Hickox treated Ebola patients as…

Liberia Ebola Deaths Down, Sierra Leone Death Toll Up

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Geneva, Switzerland) -- The death toll from Ebola in Liberia is lower than previously thought. The World Health Organization said 300 fewer people have died from the disease than initially reported. The W-H-O said they weeded out those who were first classified as "probable" or "suspected" deaths from Ebola but turned out to have died…

Incubation Period Wraps Up For Workers Who Treated Thomas Duncan

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Healthcare workers who treated Ebola patient Thomas Duncan are wrapping up their 21 days of self-monitoring. A Dallas County judge calls it a huge lift for people at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who "have worked so hard on the Ebola situation." Some 75 health care workers treated the Liberian man who died…