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  • World's largest Ebola unit dismantled as outbreak retreats

    A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated bit by bit as the region emerges from catastrophe. "The number of cases has decreased significantly -- we are down to five confirmed cases in…

    AFP50 mins ago
  • EU puts conditions on deals involving Novartis, GSK

    The European Union on Wednesday approved mega deals involving drugmakers Novartis of Switzerland and GlaxoSmithKline of Britain, provided they sell off assets in the vaccines and consumer health businesses. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, approved GSK's acquisition of Novartis's…

    AFP
  • Plastic chemicals linked to earlier menopause

    Women whose bodies contained high levels of certain chemicals found in plastics and cosmetics experienced menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower amounts in their systems, US researchers said Wednesday. While the study in the journal PLOS ONE did not prove that the chemical…

    AFP
  • How to Manage Your Parents' Care From Afar

    Locate services for your parent from providers you can trust.

    Kiplinger
  • Learn the Ins and Outs of Long-Term-Care Insurance

    Long-term care can be incredibly expensive -- so don't get caught without the proper insurance.

    Kiplinger
  • Technology Works Its Way Into Your Workout

    With the popularity of no-nonsense, high octane workouts like Crossfit picking up across the U.S., health clubs have reworked their offerings to cater to the rest of the population who are looking for ...

    Benzinga
  • Up Goes Southwest Airlines, Down Goes American

    If you like one airline, you like them all, right? Not so, say the folks at Credit Suisse, who upgraded Southwest Airlines (LUV) today, while downgrading American Airlines (AAL). Credit Suisse analysts ...

    Barrons.com
  • Marijuana-Related Apps Hit A Speed Bump

    The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use has opened the door for the emergence of several new startups. From specialized growers to brand-name pot products, the possibilities seemed endless— ...

    Benzinga
  • How to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans

    Most people have to wait until open enrollment season to change Medicare Advantage plans. But you still have time to switch to traditional Medicare.

    Kiplinger
  • Don't Let Too Much Sitting at Your Desk Harm Your Health

    Here are five simple ways to keep moving and stay healthy.

    Entrepreneur
  • 10 surprisingly affordable retirement hotspots

    Portugal's Algarve is home to more than 100,000 resident foreign retirees. Portugal's southernmost province offers the best of Europe, including medieval towns, fishing villages, open-air markets and local wine, plus some of Europe's best sandy beaches.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • They want Obamacare subsidies, no matter what

    Most Americans want a fix put in place if the Supreme Court invalidates financial aid to HealthCare.gov customers, a Kaiser poll finds.

    CNBC
  • World must prepare for 'war' against a global pandemic: Gates

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world must use the lessons from battling Ebola to prepare for any future "war" against a global killer disease, with the help of new technology. Gates, in Berlin for a donor conference of the GAVI alliance bringing vaccines to poor countries, said the…

    AFP
  • Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'

    Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.

    BBC News
  • Shopping vouchers help pregnant smokers quit: report

    Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to kick the habit if offered financial incentives, according to a study published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal. Researchers at the universities of Glasgow and Stirling found that women were more than twice as likely to stop smoking when…

    AFP
  • Vouchers and cyber-friends: new keys to good health?

    Shopping vouchers and online social networks may be powerful, modern tools to help people quit smoking and lose weight, two unusual experiments suggested Wednesday. In the Scottish study, published in The BMJ, researchers offered 612 pregnant smokers in Glasgow free nicotine replacement therapy…

    AFP
  • Tourism and travel growth to spur more investment in hotels

    After taking a painful shellacking in the last recession, the international hotel market has roared back with such vigor that more growth is expected in 2015 as new investors buy or build hotels, a report ...

    Los Angeles Times