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17 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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In New York, Protections Offered for Medical Workers Joining Ebola Fight

The announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio was an effort to alleviate concerns that the state’s quarantine policy could cause financial hardship and deter health care employees from traveling to West Africa.

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OCT 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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New York unveils incentives for workers in West Africa Ebola fight

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Thursday announced a program to encourage healthcare professionals to work in Ebola-hit West Africa, an effort to deflect criticism that the state's mandatory quarantine could hamper the battle against the disease. The program will provide financial incentives and employment protections similar to the benefits and rights provided to military ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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Canada Imposes Visa Ban On Ebola-Hit Nations

OTTAWA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from those West African nations where the Ebola virus is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health in Canada." ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Canada imposes visa ban on nations where Ebola raging

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from those West African nations where the Ebola virus is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health in Canada". (Reporting by ...

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OCT 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Brittany Maynard, 29-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer, Explains Why She's Delaying Ending Her Life

Brittany Maynard, who moved with her family to Oregon to access the state's Death With Dignity law after being given a terminal cancer diagnosis, has decided to delay ending her life, she announced in a video posted on her website Thursday. Maynard, who is 29 and was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year and given six months to live ...

Tags: Brittany Maynard, 29-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer, Explains Why She's Delaying Ending Her Life,  Dignity Health Latest News

OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Labor Secretary Says U.S. Record On Paid Parental Leave Is 'Dismal': 'We Need To Lead'

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Speaking at the National Press Club, Perez argued that U.S. workers are significantly better off ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Researchers in Oregon identify autism-risk genes

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Researchers in Oregon say they have identified 27 genes that may cause autism, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. The research at Oregon Health and Science University has the potential to create a screening tool for parents of autistic children, by helping them to determine if future offspring ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Tau protein, not plaque, may cause Alzheimer’s, study says

New research has found that plaques are not the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but rather the protein tau, also known as “tangles.”

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OCT 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Drop In Vaccinations Linked To Spikes In Preventable Diseases Around The World

A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the Council on Foreign Relations suggests. Polio, measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough are all preventable with safe, low-cost vaccines. Yet the council’s Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map shows hundreds of thousands of cases of those ...

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OCT 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Author Eula Biss On Sexism, Fear And How 'Anti-Vaxxers' Mirror The 'One Percent'

Shots are unpleasant by nature, but award-winning writer Eula Biss explored just how complex the pain around the modern vaccination debate has grown with her third book, the recently publishedOn Immunity: An Inoculation. Among the topics from her Saturday discussion that kicked off the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Biss drew similarities between vaccine fear and politics, noting how "anti-vaxxers" ...

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