NBC News – New testing starts on experimental Ebola vaccine
U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have started a new human trial of an Ebola vaccine at a government-run hospital outside Washington, D.C. That makes three human Ebola vaccine trials in the United States. Trials are also under way in Britain and Mali.
This vaccine is made using an animal virus called vesicular stomach virus, or VSV, genetically engineered with a piece of Ebola virus. It was developed by Canadian and U.S. scientists and has been licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp.

Medical News Today – ‘US trans fat intake has decreased, but not enough’
Researchers reviewed the findings of a series of six surveys carried out as part of the Minnesota Heart Survey, from 1980-2009. The surveys included data from over 12,000 adults aged 25-74 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Intake of both trans fat and saturated fats fell during this period but was still some distance away from the levels recommended as healthy by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Los Angeles Times – Child poverty in U.S. is at highest point in 20 years, report finds
Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the Great Depression, 25% of children don’t have enough food to eat and 7 million kids still don’t have health insurance, the analysis says. Even worse: Five children die daily by firearms, and one dies every seven hours from abuse or neglect.

Businessweek – Texas poised for biggest drop in U.S. public health funds
Texas, where the first people in the U.S. were diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus, faces the biggest percentage loss of any state in federal funds for fighting public health threats.
The second-largest state will see aid decline 8.1 percent in 2015 from this year to $34 million under funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Florida and North Carolina would have a 7.1 percent drop, while New York and New Jersey would lose more than 5 percent, the data show. Rhode Island, the second-most densely populated state after New Jersey, would see the smallest state reduction, 1.9 percent.

Los Angeles Times – U.S. takes more steps to guard against new Ebola cases
Pressed to tighten border screening for travelers potentially exposed to Ebola, federal health officials took more steps Wednesday to monitor people coming into the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the outbreak.
Starting Monday, travelers who were in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to take their temperature daily and report to local health officials in the U.S. for three weeks, the maximum period after exposure to Ebola in which symptoms can appear.
Travelers will be asked to provide contact information and may be subject to travel restrictions, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.