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  • New Ebola patient had 3 contacts before isolation Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Center for Disease Control (CDC) head Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks duing a briefing on the Dallas Ebola response at the CDC Headquarters on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Three people had contact with the latest Ebola patient before she was isolated, said Dr. Tom Frieden. One texas Ebola patient will be moved to Emory.

  • Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Health officials downplayed the possibility that any of the 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth could have gotten infected. Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association trade group, said Ebola was unlikely to reduce travel. "You can't rule out that worry about this disease could cause a drop in...

  • CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. The unidentified nurse flew to Cleveland on Friday, the same day a colleague, nurse Nina Pham, was hospitalized. The second nurse returned to Texas on Monday on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from...

  • Ebola contacts not showing symptoms     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports officials are working to identify how the two Texas health care workers became infected and if others were exposed. Tirrell also says none of Thomas Eric Duncan's 48 contacts are showing signs of the virus.

  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. "Anything that gives women more control over the timing of fertility is going to be helpful to professional women," said Shelley Correll, a sociology professor and director of the...

  • Cocoa industry helps fund Ebola fight in West Africa Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Oct 15- Chocolate and cocoa companies have donated $600,000 toward combating Ebola in West Africa, the World Cocoa Foundation said on Wednesday, the first sign the industry is striving to prevent the virus from spreading to the world's top two growers. So far, the Ebola virus has killed nearly 4,500 people in West Africa with nearly 9,000 infected, the World...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to wade into Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's fight over patent protections for Copaxone, its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, in one of the most important business cases of the justices' new term. There are two teams developing cheaper generic forms of Copaxone: one involving Novartis AG's...

  • Ebola fears expected to impact China trade fair Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    BEIJING— Organizers say concern about the spread of the Ebola virus is expected to impact attendance at China's largest international trade fair, which kicks off Wednesday. About 500,000 buyers and exhibitors usually attend the biannual event in the southern city of Guangzhou, including about 15,000 from Africa. While no restrictions have been placed on...

  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. "Anything that gives women more control over the timing of fertility is going to be helpful to professional women," said Shelley Correll, a sociology professor and director of the...

  • HANGZHOU, China, Oct 15- Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000 kms away. Liu's case- one of a growing number of distance healthcare cases in China- reflects the rise in digital healthcare,...

  • Oct 14- A Las Vegas company, seeking to capitalize on the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, is looking to sell the domain name Ebola.com for $150,000, a partner with the firm said on Tuesday. Hood acknowledged that Blue String Ventures has been criticized for looking to profit off Ebola.com since the Ebola virus has killed at least 4,447 people, mostly in...

  • Ebola: How vulnerable are US hospitals?     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas), discusses the growing health threat of Ebola. Burgess recommends once a patient is identified with Ebola they should be transferred to a specialty facility.

  • UPDATE 2-J&J beats forecasts, helped by hepatitis drug Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Oct 14- Johnson& Johnson reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, fueled by surging sales of its new drug for hepatitis C that are expected to evaporate in coming months due to competition from a more potent and convenient combination treatment. Sales of the J&J drug, called Olysio and approved by U.S. regulators in November, reached $796 million in...

  • Pot products to treat brain injuries and pets Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    At the Cannabis Expo, marijuana entrepreneurs are developing products for both people and pets using CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis.

  • J&J hikes 2014 forecast for a third time Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Johnson& Johnson lifted its 2014 earnings forecast for a third time on Tuesday, fueled in part by revenue gains from its new blockbuster hepatitis C treatment Olysio. J&J's higher forecast came a couple days after the Food and Drug Administration approved Harvoni, a pill from Gilead Sciences Inc. that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the...

  • Oct 14- Johnson& Johnson reported better than expected quarterly earnings, boosted by surging sales of a new drug for hepatitis C that are expected to evaporate in coming months due to competition from a more potent and convenient combination treatment. The diversified healthcare company on Tuesday said it earned $4.75 billion, or $1.66 per share, in the third...

  • J&J sales top forecast, helped by drug for hepatitis C Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    Oct 14- Johnson& Johnson reported strong quarterly earnings, boosted by surging sales of a new drug for hepatitis C that are expected to evaporate in coming months due to competition from a more potent and convenient combination treatment. The diversified healthcare company on Tuesday said it earned $4.75 billion, or $1.66 per share, in the third quarter.

  • Ebola patient cared for by 70 hospital staffers Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press. On Monday, the director of the Centers...

  • Romney legacy expands to brain diseases Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Their legacy already established in politics, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, are working to leave a lasting mark on neuroscience. Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital on Tuesday will announce the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a venture funded by the Romneys and their expansive political network that will assemble scores...

  • Business Highlights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...