WHO approves rapid Ebola test; More younger patients surviving cancer;

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> The World Health Organization announced Friday that it has approved the first rapid test for Ebola, though the test is less accurate than the previous method, which required a 12-24 hour turnaround, Reuters reports. Article

> A recent study from UCLA Health found that while Latinos' ranks have risen dramatically in the United States since 1980, the number of Latino doctors has actually declined, an issue that can negatively affect the quality of healthcare that Latinos receive. Announcement

> Cancer survival rates have improved more among younger patients than elderly patients, and African-Americans experienced poorer cancer survival rates than whites for all types of cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Study

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> Hospital prices in the month of January went down for the first time since 1998, when the federal government began keeping tabs on what hospitals charged, according to Vox. Article

> California-based nonprofit Consumer Watchdog urged Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's office to audit 10 hospitals the state Department of Health has fined $700,000 for adverse events leading to patient death or serious injury. Article

And Finally… Thanks, Obama. Article

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