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AP Top Health News At 8 a.m. EDT

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
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LONDON (AP) -- New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine....

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak
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LONDON (AP) -- Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 - before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far....

Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide
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MADRID (AP) -- Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments....





Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic....

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features....

TB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease....

AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills....

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations....

Options for protection come with flu season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab....

US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday....