- US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
- Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola.
- 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
- Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor.
- Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
- New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
- Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study
A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:
- Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work.
- Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.
- Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years.