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Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' 08/28/2014 06:15 PM
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' 08/28/2014 06:17 PM
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted' Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted' 08/28/2014 05:05 PM
West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.
WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola 08/28/2014 08:51 AM
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
Genetic clues to spread of Ebola Genetic clues to spread of Ebola 08/28/2014 12:00 PM
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer 08/27/2014 11:03 AM
Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.
Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub 08/28/2014 06:02 AM
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
NHS complaints rise to 480 every day NHS complaints rise to 480 every day 08/28/2014 03:38 AM
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
Depression in cancer 'overlooked' Depression in cancer 'overlooked' 08/27/2014 06:36 PM
Three-quarters of UK cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.
US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion 08/27/2014 08:21 PM
A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues 08/28/2014 01:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single funeral caused many....
US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week 08/28/2014 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus....
UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 08/28/2014 09:07 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine....
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students 08/28/2014 11:37 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history....
Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls 08/27/2014 11:43 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke....
Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs 08/26/2014 02:28 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....
Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions 08/28/2014 12:12 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules....
Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs 08/28/2014 01:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too....
Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football 08/28/2014 08:57 AM
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field....
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling 08/27/2014 01:09 PM
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling....
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