Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Nurses were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments, worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for a patient with explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting.

New test to bump up diagnoses of illness in kids

The test is a yes/no check for enterovirus 68, which since August has been fingered as the cause of hundreds of asthma-like respiratory illnesses in children — some so severe the patients needed a breathing machine.

Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.

Can all US hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Another federal official has suggested it was worth rethinking whether to send patients to one of the specialized units set up to deal with dangerous germs.

Obama gets update on latest Ebola developments

Obama also is having federal authorities take more steps to make sure hospitals and health care providers are ready to follow the proper procedures in dealing with an Ebola patient.