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Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' 10/29/2014 02:40 PM
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Google developing a cancer detector Google developing a cancer detector 10/28/2014 11:35 AM
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
Drinking milk 'may not protect bones' Drinking milk 'may not protect bones' 10/28/2014 06:57 PM
Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Body has 'rush hour' transformation Body has 'rush hour' transformation 10/28/2014 06:10 AM
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.
Cancer-killing cells made in the lab Cancer-killing cells made in the lab 10/24/2014 05:27 PM
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
US Ebola nurse 'plans legal action' US Ebola nurse 'plans legal action' 10/26/2014 08:59 PM
A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in court.
First transplant of 'dead' heart First transplant of 'dead' heart 10/24/2014 06:00 AM
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Later sunsets 'make kids more active' Later sunsets 'make kids more active' 10/23/2014 06:15 AM
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
'Nine million have TB' - WHO report 'Nine million have TB' - WHO report 10/22/2014 09:17 AM
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
Male genes linked to early death Male genes linked to early death 10/22/2014 01:51 AM
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.

Associated Presss


Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall 10/30/2014 07:56 PM
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others....
Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through 10/30/2014 09:22 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....
Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot 10/30/2014 09:24 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....
Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths 10/30/2014 02:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....
FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula 10/30/2014 01:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....
Ebola quarantines: Can states do that? Ebola quarantines: Can states do that? 10/30/2014 02:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely....
Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life 10/30/2014 01:49 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die....
AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready 10/29/2014 04:26 PM
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network....
Wisconsin studies music and memory program Wisconsin studies music and memory program 10/30/2014 12:00 AM
UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients....
Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference 10/30/2014 05:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days....
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