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Dallas Ebola Patient In Critical Condition, Getting Expermintal Drug

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The Ebola patient being treated in Dallas is still in critical condition and is receiving an experimental drug. A spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Duncan is getting brincidofovir . Other Ebola patients have been treated with a drug combination called ZMapp, but ZMapp supplies have been exhausted. Duncan is…

Ebola Patient Getting Worse

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil is fighting for his life today. Reporter Taylor Millard says the hospital isn't saying much about what kind of treatment Thomas Duncan is receiving, only that his condition remains critical.   Health officials say they've quarantined ten people who had contact with Duncan,…

Genetic Study Uncovers Factors That Determine Human Height

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Undated) -- Scientists are learning a lot more about the genetic factors that determine a person's height. A Boston-based research group has identified more than 400 genetic regions connected to height. The information could lead to new treatments for conditions tied to short stature or gigantism that can impact the heart and joints. Dr. Joel…

Frieden: Only One Case Of Ebola In U.S.

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Health officials say Americans are over-reacting to the threat of Ebola. On CNN's "State of the Union," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden noted there is still only one confirmed case of the disease that's been diagnosed in the entire country. Meanwhile, ten people in Dallas are considered…

National Fire Prevention Week

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Undated) -- As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Jack Goldman with the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association wants to make sure everyone knows about a national mandate that affects everyone with gas fireplaces in their homes.   He says the screens have to pass rigorous tests that prove there is a very low potential…