News tagged with emergency workers

Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts ...

Aug 06, 2014
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Could polio make a comeback?

It's one of the most famous global public health success stories of the 20th century: the near-eradication of polio, the dreaded childhood disease that paralyzed or killed more than half a million people ...

May 29, 2014
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Seeking lung donors after at-home death

The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs them.

Nov 18, 2013
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Protecting health care workers

(Medical Xpress)—Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks while on duty are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led ...

Feb 21, 2013
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