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More than 1,000 Ebola cases reported in outbreak

More than 1,000 Ebola cases reported in outbreak

The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country’s health ministry. The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable, in an outbreak that started in August. The death toll is at 629 — 564 are confirmed from Ebola…MORE

Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday. “Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken…MORE

Physician groups call for taxes and regulations on kids’ access to sugary drinks

Physician groups call for taxes and regulations on kids’ access to sugary drinks

Physicians’ groups have long taken a stand against high consumption of sugary drinks in the United States — and now they are calling for several policies to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association released policy recommendations on Monday targeted at federal, state…MORE

Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases

Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases

A bill that would prohibit abortions after tests indicate that a fetus may have Down syndrome overwhelmingly cleared the Arkansas state Senate and is now under consideration in the state House. The bill passed in the Arkansas Senate on Wednesday — the day before World Down Syndrome Day — by a 29-2 vote. According to…MORE

Tate galleries to stop accepting donations from Sackler family amid opioid crisis

Tate galleries to stop accepting donations from Sackler family amid opioid crisis

As criticism mounts over its purported connection with America’s opioid crisis, the Sackler family may be falling out of favor with the art world. British gallery group Tate said Thursday that it will no longer accept donations from the family, which owns pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma LP. The Sacklers have donated more than £4 million…MORE

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