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Medicine

5.7k dead, 16k infected: Ebola toll rises in W. Africa amid 'stable' situation
The Ebola death toll is up to 5,689 out of nearly 16,000 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization said in its latest update.

27.11.2014 13:54

Only 30% of HIV-positive Americans have virus under control ‒ CDC
The number of Americans living with HIV who have the virus under control has plummeted to just 3 in 10, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youthful nonchalance and the cost of the antiretroviral drug cocktail may be to blame.

26.11.2014 20:31

Doctor jailed for filming patients on toilet
​A South London doctor who took secret video footage of patients and colleagues on the toilet has been jailed for eight years.

26.11.2014 11:56

Sober thought: Pill to cut alcohol dependency on prescription in UK
Britons who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a day will be able to get a pill on prescription to reduce their alcohol dependency.

26.11.2014 13:06

47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak
Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo.

25.11.2014 20:48

​Depression? There’s an app for that
Teenagers and young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety will be encouraged to use smartphone apps to treat their conditions, a government minister has said.

25.11.2014 15:16

Grey matter: Scientists find link between Alzheimer's and schizophrenia
British scientists have identified a weak spot in the human brain for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, revealing a connection between the two diseases.

25.11.2014 09:52

​Bulletproof? £40,000 for paintball maker’s ‘bullet impact tester’
A UK paintball company is advertising for a “bullet impact tester” to evaluate, at first hand, the effects of new paintball bullets. The role, which has been described as “ideal” for students, involves being shot at in the name of health and safety.

24.11.2014 15:27

Homegrown: Chile's marijuana moms break law, desperate to rid epileptic kids of pain
Some 100 frantic Chilean parents are knowingly breaking the law by growing marijuana as an absolute last resort to keep their epileptic children from enduring excruciating pain. It’s not legal, but they don’t see another way, as the government is no help.

24.11.2014 09:17

National Health Service workers strike in pay battle
Over 400,000 NHS workers, including midwives, nurses, radiographers and psychiatric staff, have taken action as part of an ongoing battle with the government over pay. The strikes follow a decision to reject a proposed 1 percent pay rise.

24.11.2014 09:22

​Controlled fix: Canada starts prescribing heroin to drug addicts
Doctors in Vancouver, Canada, have become the first medics in North America to administer prescription heroin to drug addicts. The treatment will only be given to a group of patients who failed to respond to traditional therapies.

23.11.2014 11:53

Plant-based gel can seal bleeding wounds instantaneously (VIDEO)
A New York based startup has developed a gel capable of sealing even the most severe bleeding wounds in mere seconds. The plant-based polymer is on the course to save human lives after already being tested in veterinarian use on animals.

23.11.2014 01:45