Speed Reads

Numbers don't lie

Americans think Ebola is a more urgent health problem than cancer and AIDS

That's according to a Gallup poll released Monday in which Americans named Ebola the third-most "urgent" health concern facing the nation. "Affordable healthcare" and "access to healthcare" topped the survey at 19 percent and 18 percent apiece, with Ebola a close third at 17 percent.

Meanwhile, only 10 percent of respondents picked obesity or cancer, while just two percent said heart disease. Two people have died in the United States after contracting Ebola overseas. Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States, with each killing nearly 600,000 people every year.