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Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can't be zero

Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola's spread cannot be entirely eliminated.

Ebola case in NYC brings demands for quarantines

The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town in the week after his return from West... Read more »

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No impact from Ebola pledges yet, says Doctors Without Borders

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The medical charity has been at the forefront of treating the disease in West Africa, and says it is "reaching its limit." Read more »

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Radon poster contest winners announced

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Radiation Control has announced the three student winners for the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. Read more »

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Salt Lake City FruitShare program leads to 25,000 pounds of donated fruit

Salt Lake City's FruitShare program has donated about 25,000 pounds of fruit to local food assistance programs in need of fresh produce. Read more »

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Updated newborn screening test picks up rare condition in Utah baby

A fairly recent addition to Utah's newborn screening protocol has detected its first case of a rare but sometimes fatal condition. Read more »

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Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can't be zero

Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola's spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while... Read more »

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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need... Read more »

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Utah facility gets $1M to study breast cancer

Researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute will get more than $1 million in the next three years to study breast cancer metastasis. Read more »

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No special session for Medicaid expansion alternative, governor says

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday he no longer plans to call the Legislature into special session to consider his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »

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EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the... Read more »

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long... Read more »

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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its... Read more »

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Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday. Read more »

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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the... Read more »

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Proposed rules on university researchers' hemp cultivation may go too far, Utah lawmaker says

Proposed rules on university researchers' cultivation of industrial hemp may go beyond legislative intent of Utah's law, says Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Lehi. One proposal would give law enforcement... Read more »

yesterday

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3 'scary' medical problems for kids

Protect your children from common ailments so that they can enjoy the holiday this year. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new Ebola "czar" got... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Arianne Brown: Overcoming your fitness insecurities

For many, beginning a fitness regimen is as easy as overcoming insecurities — which isn't easy at all. Here are some ways to overcome your fitness insecurities. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Churches are essential to reducing breast cancer among blacks

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Health educators say that faith communities are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality rates among black women. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Researchers: Patients have only themselves to blame for heart attacks

Utah researchers find that heart attacks don't have a strong genetic link in families, but are more commonly a result of lifestyle choices and environmental factors. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Virus expert sees 'silver lining' in Ebola outbreak

Ambassadors, both current and former, joined students and teachers from the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics to discuss the challenges and opportunities Africa's economy faces. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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