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  • HEALTH

    UAF gets $24 million for rural students

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has landed a $23.8 million federal grant to attract rural Alaskans to careers in biomedical research.

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    Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • HEALTH

    San Diego County: 1st West Nile death since 2007

    A 78-year-old man has become the first person to die of West Nile virus in San Diego County since 2007.

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    GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.

  • HEALTH

    Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

    The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

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    Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

  • HEALTH

    Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order...

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    WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

    Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

  • HEALTH

    Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

    A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:

  • HEALTH

    NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

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