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Many sick in US Ebola patient’s Liberia hometown

Many sick in US Ebola patient’s Liberia hometown

Oct 02, – Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after first complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her health problems were related to her being 7 months pregnant. Still, no ambulance came as Ebola decimates Liberia’s capital. Soon Duncan, Marthalene Williams’ parents and several others tried to […]

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Obama warns Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

Obama warns Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

Sep 17, – President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and “spiraling out of control,” threatening hundreds of thousands of people. Speaking as he unveiled a major new US initiative which will see 3,000 US military personnel deployed to West Africa […]

September 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sleep ‘regenerates brain support cells’

Sleep ‘regenerates brain support cells’

Sep 04, – It goes without saying that we all need a good night’s sleep to feel re-energized for the day ahead. But now, researchers have found that sleep also helps to boost reproduction of the cells involved in brain repair. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have discovered that sleep increases the reproduction […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
New heart procedure could cut death risk by two-thirds

New heart procedure could cut death risk by two-thirds

Sep 03, – Patients who suffer a severe heart attack have a much better chance of surviving and avoiding severe complications if they are treated with a new heart procedure that not only unblocks the artery that caused the heart attack, but also removes blockages in other arteries. These were the findings of a randomized […]

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Nurses warned about nail extensions

Nurses warned about nail extensions

Sep 03, – Nurses have been warned about wearing nail extensions and using nail polish after a poll suggested infection control was being put at risk by fashion-conscious NHS staff. Guidance states that fingernails should be short and free of varnish. But an online poll of nearly 500 student nurses found lapses were commonplace with […]

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New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Sep 02, – The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient’s risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who […]

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Aug 30, – Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal. Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit – but fruit juice did not appear to have the […]

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Aug 17, – Summer can be a particularly bad time for skin allergies such as eczema and hives, as well as reactions to poison ivy, oak and sumac, an expert says. This summer, high rainfall, humidity and temperatures combined with increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air have resulted in an “exceedingly potent” growth […]

August 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Aug 13, – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems. By the time kids with stomach pain reached age 20, just over half had had symptoms of an anxiety disorder at some point, most often social […]

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