American healthcare professionals with Ebola slowly improving; ED visits for drug-related suicide attempts on the rise;

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> Family members of an American doctor infected with Ebola while working in Liberia, and a second aid worker with the deadly virus, indicated they are improving, KDWN reports. Article

> Emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts more than doubled from 2005 to 2011 among people aged 45 to 64, a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found. Article

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> The World Health Organization and the government of Bhutan, a small South Asian nation in the Himalayas, will team up with a California technology startup to examine a new method for improving patient care efforts: Drones. Article

> In the push to beef up security in healthcare, it's better to focus on security skills over healthcare experience if it comes down to hard choices between the two in hiring executives, writes security expert and author Mansur Hasib in InformationWeek. Article

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> While many health economists embrace reference pricing as a way to reduce rising healthcare costs, some consumer advocates are skeptical, reports Vox. Article

And Finally... Ice, ice baby. Article

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