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White House: 35 Hospitals Now Designated As Ebola Treatment Centers

Posted On December 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- More hospitals are being designated as Ebola treatment centers in the U.S. White House spokesman Josh Earnest provided an update.   In his daily briefing, Earnest called on Congress to swiftly fund an emergency funding request the President has submitted to fight Ebola in the U.S. and in West Africa. He said…

Report Finds Fewer Hospital Errors, 50,000 Lives Saved

Posted On December 02, 2014

(Undated) -- At least 50-thousand people are alive today because hospitals in the U.S. are committing fewer medical errors. A new Health and Human Services report found the biggest reason behind the reduction was fewer medication mistakes, including overdoses and giving patients the wrong drug. The report says there were 17-percent fewer medical errors in…

FDA Considering Ending Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

Posted On December 02, 2014

(Undated) -- An FDA advisory panel is meeting today to consider a major change in American blood donations. For decades, the FDA has banned homosexual and bi-sexual men from donating blood, but that could all be about to change. There appears to be a great deal of support for ending the ban. Groups like the…

Ebola Vaccine Produces No Serious Side Effects

Posted On December 02, 2014

(London) -- Volunteers in Switzerland vaccinated with an experimental Ebola shot are reporting no serious side effects. The vaccine, developed by Merck and Newlink, is being fast-tracked through safety tests in Geneva in the hope that it'll be approved for use in the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa. Since November 10th, 34 volunteers have been…

People Pressure Themselves To Throw The Perfect Holiday Party

Posted On December 02, 2014

(Undated) -- Along with spending time with family and friends, the holidays also bring the stressful task of throwing parties. Doctor Scott Bea with the Cleveland Clinic says people put too much pressure on themselves to have the perfect holiday party. A good way to lessen the stress of throwing a party is to spread…