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PRI's The World

How Cuba is leading the international fight against Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.

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U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

Friday, October 17, 2014

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

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All Things Considered

In West Africa, Health Care Infrastructure Crumbles With Ebola Deaths

Friday, October 17, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders. The group has taken the lead in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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WNYC News

Why New Yorkers Are So Afraid of Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

In New York City, health officials are scrambling to reassure a jittery public that the city is prepared to deal with a potential case of Ebola. But out on the streets, the fear is real.

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All Things Considered

Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

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All Things Considered

California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

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All Things Considered

Retracing Ebola's Steps

Friday, October 17, 2014

A look back at how the Ebola outbreak got to where it is today.

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All Things Considered

New 'Ebola Czar' Has Political, Not Public Health, Background

Friday, October 17, 2014

The White House named a longtime Democratic insider to be the so-called Ebola czar on Friday. Just who is Ron Klain and will his appointment make a difference, good or bad?

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

Friday, October 17, 2014

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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3-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Proposes To Nurse

Friday, October 17, 2014

And she says yes! Ibrahim is one of three brothers who lost their mother to Ebola — but survived. While waiting to be reunited with his dad, the little boy fell in love.

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Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize

Friday, October 17, 2014

Apps offer games and rewards to keep you taking your prescription medicine. While rewards may not be for everyone, they could give some people a helpful motivational boost.

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The Takeaway

You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yes, Ebola is scary. But despite the concerns and media coverage, it is still highly unlikely that the average person will be infected with Ebola.

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White House Appoints An Ebola 'Czar'

Friday, October 17, 2014

President Obama has selected former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly disease.

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PRI's The World

One story describes the oppressive Ebola 'siege' in Sierra Leone

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola has wormed its way into every facet of life in Sierra Leone, from basic greetings to an overworked medical system. The story of Ebola patient Francis Samuka shows how the country is trying, and often failing, to get a grip on the crisis.

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Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible

Friday, October 17, 2014

Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?

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Transportation Nation

Ebola on the Subway? FAQ

Friday, October 17, 2014

You avoid grabbing the pole. You use hand sanitizer liberally. But should you worry about Ebola underground?
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Morning Edition

Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

Friday, October 17, 2014

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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Morning Edition

World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Ebola-Stricken Nurse Appears Well In Video

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nina Pham, 26, was filmed before being flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick, Md., and then transferred to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda on Thursday.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fear of Ebola, The Politics of Oil, And a New Play About Family and Faith

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores our irrational fears surrounding the Ebola virus, a fear of technology, and a new play about faith, family and politics.