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WHO Says Ebola Virus May Be More Widespread Than Thought

The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.

In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia were immediately overwhelmed by patients that had not been identified previously

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Campaign Aims To Curb Overuse Of Acetaminophen

There's a campaign aimed at curbing the overuse and even abuse of the pain reliever acetaminophen. It's the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's "Know Your Dose" campaign.

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Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM
Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM

Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind

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Ebola Patient Being Released From Hospital

The charity an American doctor infected with Ebola works for says he's now recovered from the virus and will be released today from an Atlanta hospital.

Dr. Kent Brantly and colleague Nancy Writebol were flown out of the West African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

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Caring For Elderly Parents

A new study says adult daughters spend more than twice as much time as sons caring for elderly parents. The study finds that daughters provide an average of more than 12 hours a week caring for their parents, compared to sons' five-and-a-half hours

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Death By Salt Is Growing Globally

How many times do they have to nag us? Too much salt is no good for you! Now, their warnings are coming true in a new  study on the effects salt has on our cardiovascular system.

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NFL Pre-Season Already Produces Concussions

Nearly three-dozen NFL players have sustained concussions, less than  a month into the pre-season.

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What Is Your Nut Preference?

If you had to chose a nut for a quick snack, would it be an almond or a peanut?

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Talk To Your Teens About Smoking SPICE

There's a drug many teenagers know about, but few parents and grandparents do! It's called SPICE or K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, and is said to give the user a marijuana-like high. But the drug has more dangerous side-effects than weed. And the drug is available readily because it is sold as potpourri or incense in convenient stores and smoke shops.

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Early Thursday

More mosquito spraying planned for New Bedford, this time after a mosquito carrying EEE is found in East Freetown.

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting targeted ground spraying early Thursday morning between 2am and sunrise

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