Public health

May 24, 2018 - 6:37 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Ministry of Health said Thursday the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country's Equateur province. The ministry gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm
It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Critics of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:01 pm
In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches. The only thing that really worked was offering them money to kick the habit. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize nicotine. It's...
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May 23, 2018 - 5:45 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is accelerating efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the spread of the current Ebola outbreak beyond its borders. Matshidiso Moeti says teams are being deployed to assess...
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A health worker prepares an Ebola vaccine to administer to health workers during a vaccination campaign in Mbandaka, Congo Monday, May 21, 2018. Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
May 22, 2018 - 8:19 am
MBANDAKA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. A dozen health workers in the northwestern provincial capital of Mbandaka have received vaccinations as the...
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Maps locates Mbandaka, Congo, where an ebola virus outbreak has been reported in the city of 1.2 million people; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
May 21, 2018 - 2:52 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people. The campaign comes a day after the health ministry announced that...
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Maps locates Mbandaka, Congo, where an ebola virus outbreak has been reported in the city of 1.2 million people; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
May 21, 2018 - 12:20 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said. The nurse's death brings the death toll to 27...
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Indians standing in a queue outside a hospital wear masks as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus at the Government Medical College hospital in Kozhikode, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Monday, May 21, 2018. The deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill. (AP Photo)
May 21, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill. The three fatalities from the Nipah virus were all from...
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Maps locates Mbandaka, Congo, where an ebola virus outbreak has been reported in the city of 1.2 million people; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
May 21, 2018 - 8:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said. The nurse's death brings the death toll to 27...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill. The three fatalities from the Nipah virus were all from...
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