Health & Lifestyle
After 1st Ebola Case In NYC, 3 Others Quarantined
NEW YORK  — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning
In Pakistan, The Push To Eradicate Polio Competes With “The Zillion Other Issues”
Despite hundreds of millions in international aid funds, vaccination drives and decades of awareness campaigns, Pakistan remains polio’s last refuge.
Canoes vs. Coal Ships: Climate Warriors Blockade World’s Largest Coal Port
In a flotilla organized to protest the causes of climate change and raise awareness of the effects, leaders from 12 Pacific Island nations set their canoes in Australian waters to tell the world: “We are not drowning. We are fighting.”
War On Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify In Federal Court Monday
Attorneys Zenia Gilg and Heather Burke write that “In effect, the action taken by the Department of Justice is either irrational, or more likely proves … [that] marijuana does not fit the criteria of a Schedule I Controlled Substance.”
Ebola Hits Home In Britain Even With No Victims
Struggling to find the right note of caution at home, the UK is sending aid and volunteers abroad to help with the crisis.
Uzbekistan Still Using Child Slaves To Pick Cotton
Uzbekistan may have cut back on its use of young child laborers, but its use of teens and others in its forced labor system continues drawing criticism from social groups, retailers and governments, who want to weed unethically harvested Uzbek cotton out of the supply chain.
Not Drowning, Fighting: Pacific Climate Warriors Blockade Australian Coal Port
Only four of the twelve ships, including two coal ships, scheduled to pass through the port were able to break the blockade lead by a group of Pacific Climate Warriors representing 12 Pacific Island nations.
UN: We Botched Response To The Ebola Outbreak
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional infectious disease containment methods wouldn’t work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. “Nearly everyone involved in the
Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation
Just days after a group of Catholic leaders made waves for publishing a report that used unusually inclusive language to refer to homosexuality, the Vatican is attempting to walk back the statements by altering an English translation of the document and editing out affirming comments about LGBT people. On Monday, a relatio, or working paper, was released by the ongoing Extraordinary Synod on the Family — a convening of 190 prominent Catholic clergy called by Pope Francis to discuss “family”
Atheist Jailed For Denying ‘Higher Power’ In Calif. Drug Rehab Gets $2M
Barry Hazle Jr. sued state and treatment center for violating his religious liberty