Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.

Washington Health Insurance Companies Forced To Review Denials

OPB | Oct. 21, 2014 2:35 p.m.

Washington's insurance commissioner says all health insurance companies in the state have to review every 'denial of mental health coverage' notice they issued, over the last eight years.

How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 11:30 a.m.

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 11:10 a.m.

Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, has no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.

Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 10 a.m.

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.

I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

PSU Receives $24M Research Grant, Largest In School History

OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Portland State University is announcing the largest research grant in the school's history Wednesday.

Quick Facts About Ebola

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 6:07 a.m.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here's a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 4:15 a.m.

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 9:20 p.m.

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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