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LATEST NEWS:   U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.
LATEST NEWS:   Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers.
LATEST NEWS:   'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, CDC says - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its “Parents are Key” campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.
LATEST NEWS:   Obama says cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in U.S. - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the United States on Wednesday after the U.S. government imposed new screening measures for travelers from West Africa.
LATEST NEWS:   Americans eating less trans fat, but still too much: study - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Between 1980 and 2009, Americans’ consumption of trans fat dropped by about a third and intake of saturated fats declined as well, but both are still more common in daily diets than the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study.
LATEST NEWS:   More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.
LATEST NEWS:   EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources - LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is to plow 200 million euros ($250 million) into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.
LATEST NEWS:   Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses - LONDON (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year.
LATEST NEWS:   Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000 - GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much.