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Medicine

​Top Ebola doctor dies of virus in Sierra Leone
Sheik Umar Khan, Sierra Leone’s only specialist in the virus who was leading the country’s battle against the West African Ebola outbreak has died from the disease less than a week after being diagnosed with Ebola.

29.07.2014 19:59

UK doctors sound alarm over potential Ebola outbreak
Doctors in the UK are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases known to humankind according to the World Health Organization.

29.07.2014 09:27

Two Americans contract Ebola, as fears of virus spread intensify
Two US citizens helping to treat Ebola in West Africa - a doctor and an aid worker – are in intensive care, having tested positive for the deadly virus. Governments and airports across the region are struggling to curb the spread of the disease.

28.07.2014 05:34

Don’t shake on it? Fist-bump ‘cleaner than handshakes’
Besides looking totally cool, bumping fists may actually be a more hygienic greeting than the stuffy traditional handshake, experiments at UK’s Aberystwyth University have revealed.

28.07.2014 10:56

No ‘rainbow families’: Canadian fertility clinic bans patient from using non-white donor
A single Canadian woman, who sought in vitro fertilization in the only local clinic in Calgary, has been prohibited from using donors of a different ethnicity to avoid “creating rainbow families.”

27.07.2014 12:20

Legal pot use vs. homeowners’ associations: Sowing the weeds of discontent
Just because pot is legal in your state, doesn’t mean you won’t get in trouble for smoking that doobie outside, even if you have a prescription for it. At least that’s what some homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are saying.

25.07.2014 20:11

Google’s next data collection project: Human body
Google’s research arm is planning an initial study of 175 people to collect anonymous health data from biological samples like blood and saliva in the process of creating individual genome databases that could eventually help fend off illness or disease.

25.07.2014 17:03

First West Nile virus death this year reported in Arizona
The state of Arizona has reported its first West Nile virus-related death of 2014. The man was in his early 60s and suffered from underlying medical issues.

24.07.2014 23:59

CDC lab director resigns following anthrax scandal
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's bioterror laboratory has resigned after dozens of government employees were potentially exposed to anthrax at the Atlanta facility last month.

23.07.2014 23:34

Oregon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana
Voters in the state of Oregon will decide via a ballot initiative in November whether to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana.

23.07.2014 14:08

World’s first ‘three-parent’ baby could be born in UK
More than 100 “three-parent” babies could be born in the UK each year after the government announced plans to legalize a controversial IVF technique to prevent children inheriting diseases.

23.07.2014 09:32

Bubonic plague case triggers lockdown of Chinese city
The 30,000 residents of Yumen in China have been cut off from the rest of the country to prevent the potential spread of bubonic plague. Lockdown was declared in the city after a man died of the disease and 151 people have been put in quarantine.

23.07.2014 05:13

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