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at 19:21 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Hospitals in five B.C. regions to assess, treat Ebola patients: health minister

VICTORIA - British Columbia has designated five hospitals throughout the province to handle patients at risk of having Ebola and treat confirmed cases, in the unlikely event that the virus appears in the province.

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at 18:27 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Regular eye exams can detect glaucoma, 'silent thief of sight,' experts say

TORONTO - It turns out those ubiquitous tinted glasses worn by Bono aren't just glam rock-star posturing, but a way of dealing with light sensitivity resulting from glaucoma — a condition the U2 frontman was diagnosed with 20 years ago.

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at 17:21 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Off-label prescribing of antipsychotic drug highlights lack of oversight

TORONTO - An increase in the number of prescriptions of a powerful antipsychotic drug for conditions not approved by Health Canada is raising concern about what medical experts call lack of professional and government oversight of doctors' prescribing practices.

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at 16:37 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Dietary supplements may contain risky prescription drugs even after safety recalls, study says

CHICAGO - Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found.

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at 13:34 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Homeland Security: Arriving passengers from Ebola countries must enter at 1 of 5 airports

WASHINGTON - Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

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at 09:44 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Ebola: Supportive care gives body time to fight the virus; not the only factor in survival

WASHINGTON - People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

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at 07:57 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Study: Without exit screening, 3 Ebola cases per month might fly out of West Africa

LONDON - A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

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at 23:08 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

CDC releases new Ebola gear guidelines for health workers; monitoring ends for some in Dallas

ATLANTA - Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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at 21:07 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Revised Ebola gear guidelines for US health workers call for head-to-toe coverage

Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.

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at 19:25 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Federal government launches anti-drug campaign without help from medical groups

OTTAWA - The federal government has kicked off a new anti-drug marketing campaign that was spurned by three of the country's top medical groups due to concerns it was politically motivated.

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at 18:59 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Ebola-infected countries could export up to three cases per month: study

TORONTO - The countries at the heart of West Africa's Ebola epidemic may export up to three cases a month to other parts of the world, and the figure will rise if the outbreak spreads further, a new study suggests.

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at 18:37 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Study: Without exit screening, 3 Ebola cases per month might fly out of West Africa

LONDON - A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

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