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46 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

Georgia-based relief agency fights Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola crisis in West Africa continues to escalate, MAP International is sharpening its focus on getting medical aid to where it is needed most.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Medicine

2 hrs ago | Theboltonnews.co.uk

New book tells story of life at a Victorian school in Bolton

THE discovery of a the logbook of a Victorian headmistress provided a unique glimpse into life at a 19th century girls' school in Bolton - now her notes have been been turned into a fascinating new book.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Dominion Post

Pound in doghouse with public over pet welfare

A Hastings pound is facing a public backlash over its treatment of dogs, with claims it has yet to fix its animal welfare problems despite a string of scathing reports.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Boston.com

Speeding up the fight against Ebola, other diseases

For vaccines and treatments aimed at vanquishing infectious diseases, it's a long, bumpy road from the laboratory to the doctor's office, a journey that can take years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars - if it happens at all.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Medical News Today

Experts question value of common superbug control practices

The jury is still out on the effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus superbug control policies in hospitals, according to leading infectious disease experts in a Viewpoint published in The Lancet .

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Medicine, Nursing

Health.com

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus , a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, University of Tennessee

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Study: Men, lesbians more likely to have orgasms

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Medicine, Health, Infertility

The Star Press

Two U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged

U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Medicine, Liberia, World News, Africa

The Jackson Sun

Two U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged

U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Medicine, Liberia, World News, Africa

WGBH

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports?

Workers with the aid group Doctors Without Borders prepare a new Ebola treatment center near Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Infectious disease center searches for Ebola answers

ACROSS CALIFORNIA TO BE VIGILANT OF SYSTEM'S -- OF SYMPTOMS FOR EBOLA. YOU SEE DAVIS IS AT THE CUTTING EDGE -- YOU SEE -- UC DAVIS IS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESEARCH.

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC Davis

HON

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arizona State University, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health

Science Daily

Progress in the fight against harmful fungi

One of the world's largest gene libraries for the Candida glabrata yeast, which is harmful to humans, has been developed by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

National Public Radio

American Doctors Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Fight Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an expert on infectious diseases at Boston University. She's going to Sierra Leone with two other doctors to help care for Ebola patients and learn more about the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Nepalnews.com

Risk of infectious diseases in flood-hit areas of mid-west

The mid-western region is at high risk of a contagion after massive floods inundated many areas in the region.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Natural Disasters

The Standard

Cancer drug in HK's Ebola arsenal

Hong Kong could use a breast cancer drug to treat Ebola patients as health authorities cannot get hold of the experimental ZMapp drug from a US pharmaceutical company, the Centre for Health Protection said last night.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Herald

Patient tested for Ebola virus in Calif. hospital

A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being te sted for possible exposure to the Ebola virus , officials confirmed.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Inside Bay Area

UC Berkeley student diagnosed with West Nile Virus

A University of California, Berkeley, student has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus following a rise in the number of mosquitoes carrying the disease this year, officials said.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Medicine

HON

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Newkerala.com

254 encephalitis deaths in Bengal this year

The encephalitis outbreak in West Bengal this year has so far claimed 254 lives, an official said Tuesday claiming that the situation is now "under control".

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