September 2014 Headlines

Obama Administration Steps Up Ebola Offensive

President Barack Obama is planning to dramatically strengthen U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola Survivor Donates Blood to Fellow US Doctor

Dr. Rick Sacra is recovering well at a hospital in Nebraska. The SIM missionary received two blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the first two American survivors of Ebola.

Only the Beginning: 20K More Ebola Cases Expected

The Ebola epidemic has already killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa, making it the biggest outbreak ever -- and the World Health Organization warns it's only the beginning.

Third American Sick, Window to Stop Ebola 'Closing'

The third American Christian aid worker to contract the Ebola virus has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra.

Extreme Solar Flare Heading toward Earth

A powerful solar flare is heading toward the Earth and it could potentially disturb power grids, satellites, and radio transmissions.

New Apple Watch Personalizes Fitness Goals

Apple unveiled its new iPhone products Tuesday, which hits the market Sept. 19.

Five-Minute Hourly Walk Reduces Risks of Sitting

It's been said that "sitting is the new smoking" because too much sitting can lead to serious health problems.

Mystery Illness Hits More than 1,000 Children

Doctors are concerned a mystery virus that's sickened more than 1,000 children could become a nationwide outbreak.

Close Call: 'Pitbull' Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth

A gigantic asteroid just barely missed Earth over the weekend. The massive chunk of rock nicknamed "pitbull" measured 60 feet, roughly the same size as a small house.

Not Clear If Ebola-Stricken Doc Will Fully Recover

The Nebraska Medical Center says Dr. Rick Sacra, the third American missionary infected with Ebola, is showing signs of improvement, though it's too soon to say if he will recover completely.

US Doc Sick with Ebola 'Slightly Improved,' Eating

The wife of Rick Sacra, the SIM missionary doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while serving in Liberia, says her husband's condition has "slightly improved."

Third American with Ebola in Stable Condition

One day after arriving in the U.S., Dr. Rick Sacra, the third American missionary to be infected with the Ebola virus, is sick but in stable condition.

Second US Doctor Sick with Ebola; Crisis 'Out of Control'

The battle against the Ebola epidemic that's stricken four West African countries is "spiraling out of control," the director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday.

Yes, You Can: Train Your Brain to Crave Health Food

It's possible to train your brain so that it not only likes, but craves healthy food, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes.