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Dallas Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Reunite with Her Dog


Dallas Animal Services(DALLAS) -- Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who last week was declared Ebola-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Maryland, will finally reunite with her dog, Bentley, who has been in quarantine for 21 days over fears that he, too, would develop the deadly virus."She's pretty excited," Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed told ABC News. "We've been talking to her every day."Pham is expected to reunite with Bentley Saturday morning, give a short statement

What Kaci Hickox Has to Say About Court's Quarantine Decision


ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) -- A nurse who fought quarantine rules after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said a court ruling in her favor will ensure that other health care workers returning from Africa are given "human treatment.""I am humbled today by the judge's decision and even more humbled by the support that we have received by the town of Fort Kent, the state of Maine, across the United States and even across the border," Hickox, 33, told reporters Friday from her ho

Look Inside Isolation Ward Where Nina Pham Was Treated for Ebola


National Institutes of Health(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Simple beige walls and the Spartan furnishings is what Ebola patient Nina Pham lived with during the eight days she was treated at the isolation block of the National Institutes of Health.ABC News got a look inside the specially designed unit, one of only four facilities in the country specially designed to handle a contagion of Ebola’s level. This one was designed in 2010 to cope with the threat of outbreaks for diseases such as Influenza or

Five Tips to 'Fall Back' from Daylight Saving Time 2014


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What's better than sleeping in on a Sunday? How about dodging the days-long consequences of rolling the clocks back this weekend?Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, which means that most residents in the country return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday. To do so, most people set the clocks back one hour Saturday night, before they hit the hay. This does not apply to you if you live in most of Arizona or Hawaii, where it’s always island time.Sure, you'll g

Teal Pumpkins Indicate Food Allergy Awareness This Halloween


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Of all the bizarre things kids and adults might see on Halloween are pumpkins painted the color of teal on people’s stoops.If that’s the case, the little ones expecting candy might be disappointed because it means that home is participating in “The Teal Pumpkin Project,” meaning no sweet treats.The project is described by a group calling itself Food Allergy Research and Education as promoting “safety, inclusion and respect of indi

How to Get College Credit for Wasting Time on the Internet


iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Wasting time on the Internet is an American obsession. It also happens to be the name of a course at the University of Pittsburgh taught by professor Kenneth Goldsmith.He says that the course is basically a rebuttal to the gloom- and doom-sayers who contend that all the time spent on the Internet doing basically nothing contributes to the dumbing-down of the nation.Yet, Goldsmith says nothing could be further from the truth and to prove his point, students w

Working Moms Have It Tougher than You Think


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many women who care for children while holding down a job are feeling overwhelmed by the stress of trying to balance both important responsibilities.In a survey of 1,000 working moms by care.com, which helps parents find and manage family care, women report working an average of 37 hours a week while spending another 80 hours on child care, household chores and other matters.According to the survey, more than a third say "they're always falling behind"

Why Some Sports Fans Turn to Vandalism Even After a Win


Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Winners are generally more aggressive than the losers, according to at least one psychologist, so he was not surprised when celebrations turned violent in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series Wednesday.“This is not uncommon after many major sporting events,” said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at the Ohio State University School of Communication.People who feel they have “won” sometimes l

How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe


Jag_cz/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The overseas recall of a batch of U.S. whiskey imported to three Scandinavian countries has focused new attention on an ingredient that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverage.The issue arose after Finland, Sweden, and Norway asked the makers of Fireball whiskey to recall a batch of the liquor that contained a higher amount of the FDA-approved ingredient propylene glycol than is allowed under Europea

New York City 'Actively Monitoring' 117 People for Ebola


VILevi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York City is monitoring 117 people for possible Ebola, most of them people who arrived on commercial flights from West Africa over the past 19 days.Those being monitored include people who cared for a New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in West Africa.The doctor, Craig Allen Spencer, was placed in an isolation unit last week at Bellevue Hospital after reporting Ebola-like symptoms."The list also includes Bellevue Ho

Maine Pizzeria Delivers Pie to Ebola Nurse


Creatas/Thinkstock(FORT KENT, Maine) -- An Ebola nurse fighting quarantine orders in Maine got a special delivery Thursday afternoon: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.Nurse Kaci Hickox, told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed while she was cooped up in her Fort Kent home was Moose Shack pizza. So on Thursday morning, the pizzeria contacted the police department to see whether they could deliver a pizza to her.Hickox, 33, returned from treating Ebola patients in West A

NY Program Would Encourage Health Care Workers to Travel to West Africa


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As New York City hosts the nation's sole Ebola patient, city and state officials have announced a program to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients.The initiative would be modeled on benefits and rights provided to military reservists.New York state and the city will work to ensure that health care workers who travel to West Africa would have their pay, health care and employment statuses continue seamlessly when they g

Maine Pizzeria Awaits Nod from Police to Deliver Pizza to Ebola Nurse


Creatas/Thinkstock(FORT KENT, Maine) -- A nurse fighting Ebola quarantine orders in Maine may get at least one perk: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.Nurse Kaci Hickox told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed while she was cooped up in her Fort Kent home was Moose Shack pizza. Now, the pizzeria is in contact with the police department to see whether they can deliver a pizza to her on Thursday.Hickox, 33, returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa last week an

No Shortage of Tanning Beds for Students at Top Colleges in US


iStock/Thinkstock(WORCESTER, Mass.) — College students at top schools in the United States have plenty of tanning beds at their disposable, according to a newly published study.Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that nearly half of the top 125 colleges and universities from the U.S. News and World Report had indoor tanning beds either on campus or in off-campus housing. They also found that more than 500,000 students have access to tanning beds on campus."I

See the Birth of Modern Medicine from the Doctor Who Collects the Negatives


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The early days of modern medicine, before penicillin and anesthesia, can seem gruesome by today's standards. But archivist and collector of medical photography, Dr. Stanley Burns, thinks it’s important to look back at the early days of medicine to understand how far modern medicine has come in just over 100 years.Burns, the founder and archivist of the Burns Archive, has lots of evidence about how crude early medical treatments could be at the beginning

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