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3 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Response to Ebola chaotic and inadequate, group says

International response to the West African Ebola outbreak has been "chaotic and entirely inadequate," according to a statement issued Wednesday by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, which has been treating patients in affected countries for months.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, North America, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

11 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

The epidemic of physician burnout is heartbreaking

Daily, I am contacted by good doctors who are struggling with symptoms of burnout syndrome and who have become overwhelmed by the challenges of attempting to practice medicine in today's health care environment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Natural Disasters

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

What can 14th century Venice teach us about Ebola, other emerging threats?

The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today's emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism, and highly infectious or drug-resistant diseases, says one researcher.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Natural Disasters

20 hrs ago |

New technological tools could aid fight against dengue

New technologies to control mosquito populations could benefit Singapore, and WHO is evaluating about 18 different ones that could see large-scale applications in about three years.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Flu outbreak provides rare study material

Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people.


Related Topix: Washington State University, Natural Disasters

CBS Atlanta

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Natural Disasters

Medical News

Researchers report that predominant CA-MRSA strain migrated from sub-Saharan Africa

The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in mBio -, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Natural Disasters, Health

The Miami Herald

Bulgarian zoo shuts down to probe animal deaths

The Sofia Zoo has closed for visitors at the peak of the holiday season to investigate the mysterious deaths of five rare animals over the last few days.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Daily Times

'Perfect storm' for Ebola to spread: virus pioneer : August 26, 2014,

Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on Tuesday said a "perfect storm" in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A woman sits with a baby, in the West Point area that has been hardest hit by the Ebola virus spreading in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Detroit News

Epidemics and the global village

The Ebola virus has killed relatively few people, globally, but it has drawn much media attention.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Opinion

The Washington Post

Ebola Fight Needs $430 Million to End Outbreak, WHO Says

More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization's battle strategy.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Business News


Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

Is medical marijuana the answer to Americaa s prescription painkiller epidemic?

States with medical marijuana laws on the books saw 24.8 percent fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses compared to states that didn't have such laws, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Natural Disasters, University of Maine, World News


Should officials implement policies to end local HIV/AIDS epidemics?

In May, Daniel Tietz was appointed as Chief Special Services Officer at the Human Resources Administration in New York City.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom


VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

Seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rejected allegations by media outlets and watchdog organizations that America faced a suicide epidemic among former military personnel.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Natural Disasters, Louisville, KY

The Fresno Bee

Combatting Ebola with unproven drugs unwise

Amid reports of protesters breaking into a holding center in Liberia and carrying away Ebola patients, the current outbreak in West Africa threatens to transform from a local and contained problem to a pandemic with potential worldwide ramifications.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters


A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Drugs, Natural Disasters, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Sleep, Health, Natural Disasters, Teenagers, University of Minnesota