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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola 07/28/2014 08:40 AM
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
Six seconds 'can transform health' Six seconds 'can transform health' 07/26/2014 05:46 PM
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes' Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes' 07/27/2014 08:00 PM
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
'Nerve centre for appetite control' 'Nerve centre for appetite control' 07/27/2014 11:39 AM
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies 07/26/2014 08:39 PM
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
'New virus' discovered in human gut 'New virus' discovered in human gut 07/25/2014 06:14 PM
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
US manhunt for tuberculosis patient US manhunt for tuberculosis patient 07/25/2014 11:44 AM
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug' Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug' 07/25/2014 01:40 AM
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
Shift workers 'face diabetes risk' Shift workers 'face diabetes risk' 07/24/2014 06:14 PM
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
Paracetamol for back pain questioned Paracetamol for back pain questioned 07/23/2014 05:55 PM
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice 07/28/2014 07:53 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine....
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare 07/28/2014 12:36 PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man....
5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa 07/28/2014 11:14 AM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:...
Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says 07/28/2014 11:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps....
Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B 07/28/2014 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday....
Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia 07/28/2014 03:46 AM
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said....
Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer 07/28/2014 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....
Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel 07/26/2014 06:51 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people....
Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed 07/24/2014 02:57 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine 07/24/2014 11:56 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday....
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