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Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' 09/02/2014 09:52 AM
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US 09/02/2014 10:46 AM
A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily' Brain 'can learn to eat healthily' 09/02/2014 01:53 AM
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak 09/01/2014 11:47 PM
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Test Ebola drug '100% effective' 08/29/2014 11:00 AM
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Sniffing faeces 'detects infection' Sniffing faeces 'detects infection' 09/01/2014 02:51 AM
UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.
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.
Hospitals seeing more skin cancer Hospitals seeing more skin cancer 09/01/2014 05:02 PM
The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.
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.
Senegal confirms first Ebola case Senegal confirms first Ebola case 08/29/2014 02:28 PM
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths 09/02/2014 09:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends....
5 things to know about driving on marijuana 5 things to know about driving on marijuana 09/02/2014 01:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:...
Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents 09/02/2014 12:29 PM
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) -- Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent....
Group says world is losing battle against Ebola Group says world is losing battle against Ebola 09/02/2014 11:32 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease....
US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor 09/01/2014 02:29 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found....
Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more 09/02/2014 05:45 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show....
Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov 08/30/2014 01:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring....
Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care 08/30/2014 09:19 AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business....
Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study 08/29/2014 03:03 PM
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made....
OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs 08/29/2014 02:46 AM
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....
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