LATEST NEWS: Companies' tests used in 'superbug' scope cleaning flawed: FDA - (Reuters) - Manufacturers' tests of procedures to clean medical scopes linked with "superbug" outbreaks contained flaws that render their cleaning instructions unreliable, according to a senior official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
LATEST NEWS: Africa's medicine men key to halting Ebola spread in Guinea - MACENTA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response.
LATEST NEWS: Lumber Liquidators flooring fails safety tests: '60 minutes' - (Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes".
LATEST NEWS: North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: tour firms - SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is ending a ban on foreign tourists imposed more than four months ago because of worries about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, two tour operators and a source in regular contact with North Korean officials said on Monday.
LATEST NEWS: Amgen says Kyprolis doubles progression-free survival vs Velcade - (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's Kyprolis helped patients with relapsed multiple myeloma live twice as long before their blood cancer worsened compared to a regimen containing rival drug Velcade, according to an interim analysis announced by the company on Sunday.
LATEST NEWS: Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues - DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday.
LATEST NEWS: Terminal cancer care should do more to treat depression - Depression could be clouding the last 24 hours of life for a significant number of people with advanced cancer, pointing to a need for better – and earlier - psychological help, according to a large study in The Netherlands.