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Medicine

Ebola fears see parents keep kids from Long Island school
Almost 150 kids from the John Pearl Elementary School in Bohemia missed classes for an entire day after their parents learnt of a student’s relatives coming for a visit from Guinea, one the countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.

25.10.2014 08:41

Dallas nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, discharged from hospital
Nina Pham, the Dallas, Texas nurse who recently became the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, has overcome the disease and will be released from the hospital.

24.10.2014 15:25

£200k ‘smart’ drugs seizure shows rising UK sales
A record number of so-called ‘smart’ drugs have been seized from a UK website, raising concerns over the growing use of such sites and drugs in Britain.

24.10.2014 15:27

Decaying civilization? Study finds Britons have worse teeth than their Roman-era ancestors
Research published in the British dental Journal on Friday found that Britons have worse oral health today than in Roman times, despite the work of dentists and the arrival of toothbrushes and toothpaste.

24.10.2014 14:10

Poland bans junk food in schools
Polish lawmakers are literally changing the face of a nation, banning junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the increasing rates of child obesity. Starting next school year, children won’t find chips, soda or burgers anywhere near their schools.

24.10.2014 02:45

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola after Guinea aid work
A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola.

23.10.2014 20:53

No tours to N. Korea and all because of Ebola?
Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea - concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media.

23.10.2014 14:07

Amber Vinson’s family says she is Ebola-free; CDC, hospital refuse to confirm
Amber Vinson, the third person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, is free of the disease, her family says. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the hospital where the nurse is being treated won’t confirm that determination.

23.10.2014 17:29

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

Surgical robot to enter brain through patient’s cheek
Researchers demonstrated a robot that will perform brain surgery to prevent epileptic seizures. During the procedure, the machine enters the brain through the cheek, making it a less-invasive option with a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

22.10.2014 19:51

Conman fakes 2-year coma to avoid court
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma.

22.10.2014 12:40

Rwanda urges daily screenings for visitors from ‘Ebola-hit’ USA and Spain
Ebola-free Rwanda has introduced mandatory daily health screening for visitors from the US and Spain in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus to the African nation from the Western states recently affected by the first cases of Ebola.

21.10.2014 22:12

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