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WHO declares polio 'public health emergency'

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The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries like Syria and Pakistan. Duration: 00:44 Video provided by AFP


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Peter Huber: Onerous FDA Bureaucracy Holds Back Science

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FORA.tv (May 8, 2013) — The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the US federal government, is charged with protecting the public health. Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness. But is it a failing mandate? It's long been argued that the FDA's long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market. But the question remains: when it comes to public health, is it ever okay to sacrifice safety for speed?
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Breakdown: Why Is Deadly Ebola Outbreak Still Spreading?

Breakdown: Why Is Deadly Ebola Outbreak Still Spreading?

Newsy (July 31, 2014) — Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as Ebola continues to spread, becoming the virus's worst outbreak in history. Video provided by Newsy
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Raw: Shantytown Demolished to Help Fight Ebola

Raw: Shantytown Demolished to Help Fight Ebola

AP (Aug. 15, 2014) — Security forces in the African state of Guinea demolished a shantytown in an attempt to fight the spread of Ebola. President Alpha Conde declared a public health state of emergency and said cleanliness was key to fighting the outbreak. (Aug. 15) Video provided by AP
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