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How Ebola started a debate over race

Discussion over the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has gotten into some pretty contentious territory lately. ALEX WAGNER VIA MSNBC: "I mean, it's not even thinly-veiled racism at this point." BILL O'REILLY VIA FOX NEWS: "This is a public health issue and a safety issue, not a race issue." MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY VIA MSNBC: "The only ...

Bono Vox arrives at the Cipriani hotel in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 to attend George Clooney's wedding ceremony. George Clooney, 53, and Amal Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world's most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses aren't a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. The condition — a buildup of pressure that can damage the optic nerve — can make the eyes sensitive to light. Bono told the BBC's "Graham Norton Show" that he ...

Too Much Nail Trimming May Lead to Problems

Too Much Nail Trimming May Lead to ProblemsWebMD Health News By Nicky Broyd Reviewed by Sheena Meredith, MD More from WebMD Is Your Nail Polish Toxic?Fashionable Fingertips6 Steps to Improved Nail -- and Overall -- HealthGroups Warn of Chemical Risks to Nail Salon WorkersOct. 17, 2014 -- Daily trimming of ...

In this 2011 file photo, inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Institute watch events during Yard Day where they compete in sporting games once each year.

Leprosy diagnosed in Ohio prison inmate

An Ohio prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, but health officials aren't concerned the infection will spread. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the inmate, whose name wasn't released, was diagnosed with the chronic bacterial infection on Tuesday at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. He's now being treated at ...

California's Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

California’s insurance exchange began mailing renewal notices this week to more than 1.1 million people already enrolled in health plans, officials announced Thursday.Consumers who want to make changes must do so by Dec. 15 for coverage effective Jan. 1, while those who want to keep their current plans will be ...

Has the fear of Ebola gone too far? On Thursday, school districts in Texas and Ohio announced they would close schools for cleaning, because staff members and some students had been on the same plane -- though not necessarily on the same flight -- as

Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusSecond Dallas Hospital Worker Has EbolaFirst Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.Dallas Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, DiesOct. 16, 2014 -- Has ...

Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.

Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusSecond Dallas Hospital Worker Has EbolaFirst Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.Dallas Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, DiesOct. 16, 2014 -- Has ...

Consumers Whose Income Drops Below Poverty Get Break On Subsidy Payback

Right about now, some low-income people who just barely qualified for subsidies on the health insurance marketplace are starting to worry: What if my income for the year ends up below the poverty level? Will I have to pay back the premium tax credits I received?A couple of readers have ...

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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during ...

HIV fear spurs call for porn production moratorium

A California-based trade group for the adult film industry is calling for a three-day production moratorium because of possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1qDDDuZ ) says the Free Speech Coalition called for the halt on Wednesday but didn't name the state where the ...

Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

A new survey finds the public has a lot to learn about how the Ebola virus is transmitted, which could help explain the growing fears of the disease.The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that while nearly  all adults (97 percent) know a person can become infected through direct contact with ...

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, actors/writers Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen pose together for a portrait in Los Angeles. Rogen and his wife lead Hilarity for Charity, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, marks their third Hilarity for Charity (HFC) variety show, where comics Sarah Silverman and Craig Robinson, Rogen's "50/50" co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others will help raise funds for Alzheimer's support and research. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

For Rogen, Hilarity charity is serious business

Seth Rogen let out a loud laugh when asked what he had done with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader who suddenly and inexplicably dropped out of sight about six weeks ago. "It's all a marketing ploy," joked Rogen, whose upcoming comedy "The Interview" mercilessly mocks the rotund ruler. ...

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Some Texas Abortion Clinics Remain Closed

Texans on both sides of the abortion issue are taking stock after the U.S. Supreme Court intervened in a lawsuit over controversial state requirements for clinics. The court issued an order late Tuesday saying 13 Texas clinics that had to close can re-open their doors for the time being.The clinics ...

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Watch Paula Abdul's oddly catchy video about breast cancer awareness

Singer, dancer, and American Idol judge Paula Abdul teamed with the Avon Foundation to raise awareness about breast cancer in a strangely fun new music video titled "Check Yourself." The video, released earlier this month, is a truly noble endeavor. "My sister Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000," Abdul said. ...

Can you catch Ebola on a plane? Expert weighs in

As news spreads about a second Texas nurse exposed to Ebola taking a commercial flight the day before her diagnosis, health experts are downplaying the risk to the general public. Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, an epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle and King County in Washington state, told Seattle's KIRO-TV that ...

Dallas hospital had no Ebola protocol, nurses say

Texas Health Presbyterian, the Dallas hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, hasn't exactly come off glowingly in the press. NBC: "Where he first sought treatment, and where, as we learned today, he was sent home with a 103-degree fever even after telling a nurse he had ...

Concussions: Teen’s Tragedy Spurs Policy Change

Concussions: Teen’s Tragedy Spurs Policy ChangeWebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD More from WebMD Group Calls for Tanning Salon Ban for TeensSexual Harassment a Hurdle for Teen GirlsSurvey: Teens Driving Distracted, FastSynthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney DamageOct. 15, 2014 -- At 13, Zackery Lystedt ...

Spike in ER, Hospitalization Use Short-Lived After Medicaid Expansion

While the Medicaid expansion may lead to a dramatic rise in emergency room use and hospitalizations for previously uninsured people, that increase is largely temporary and should not lead to a dramatic impact on state budgets, according to an analysis from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released Wednesday.Researchers ...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallis stars in the film version of "Annie," with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

'Annie' star Wallis hopes to become a veterinarian

Quvenzhane Wallis says she took singing lessons to prepare for the lead role in a new version of "Annie," opening in theaters in December. Quvenzhane, who was nominated for a best-actress Oscar when she was 9 for her role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," said she's always listened to ...

A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated, in this Oct. 8, 2014, photo.

2nd Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

The second healthcare worker to test positive for Ebola in Texas is being brought to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the diagnosis early Wednesday morning. The statement said, “The healthcare worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.” ...

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