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Thaw reveals Antarctic explorer's century-old notebook

Oct 23, 2014

Thaw reveals Antarctic explorer's century-old notebook

A photographic notebook from Robert Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust said. It belonged to scientist George Murray Levick and was discovered outside Scott’s 1911 Terra Nova ...

Oct 23, 2014

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company’s offices, conference rooms and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on ...

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone treatment center

Oct 23, 2014

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone treatment center

Dozens of Ebola survivors were discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone’s capital on Wednesday and told they were virus-free. The third group released from the Hastings Treatment center, which included 45 patients, were also issued with health certificates they proudly held up. ...

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. to monitor all travelers coming from Ebola-hit nations

U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers — even Americans — who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days, significantly expanding their vigilance. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Oct 23, 2014

J&J to start testing Ebola vaccine in January

U.S. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it would spend up to $200 million to speed up and expand its Ebola vaccine program, with testing slated to begin in January. Johnson & Johnson said its unit Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies was closely working with ...

Oct 23, 2014

WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new update, WHO also said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected and ...

Ebola: Why do some die and some escape?

Oct 22, 2014

Ebola: Why do some die and some escape?

Although the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, died and two nurses were infected while caring for him, people who shared an apartment with him are emerging from quarantine healthy. There are other successes, too. A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as ...