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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it flew an employee back to the United States from West Africa by chartered plane after the staff member came in contact with an international healthcare worker who later tested positive for Ebola.

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Ebola is causing enormous damage to West African economies, draining scarce public funds and slashing economic growth by up to 4 percent as foreign businessmen leave and projects are canceled, the African Development Bank president said.

Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:06:09 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, suggests a new analysis of previous studies.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been corrected to clarify Dr. Bauer's comment in paragraph 14)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study.

HAMBURG (Reuters) - A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease.

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government on Wednesday recommended its nationals avoid Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the risk associated with the Ebola virus and asked Air France-KLM to suspend flights to the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighborhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

(Reuters) - When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U.S. government, a left-leaning think tank said on Wednesday.

(This August 20th story has been refiled to correct gender of Dr. Bauer in paras 15, 16 and 18, and changes "county" to "country" in para 16.)

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