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More chance of dying from work than going to war - Intl Labor Organization
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your country on the battlefield.

31.08.2014 13:04

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's disease – study
Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, US neuroscientists have found, thus laying the ground for the development of effective treatment in the future.

30.08.2014 13:59

First Ebola case in Senegal, five more states at risk of outbreak spread
West African state of Senegal has become the region's fifth country to confirm a case of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people with the WHO warning that five more states are at risk for spread of the outbreak.

29.08.2014 22:37

​Seek and destroy: New ‘nanorobots’ may revolutionize cancer treatment
Miniscule robots are set to start hunting down cancerous cells in the human body and destroy them with their nanoweapons, new research suggests. The nanorobots to be used have had a tumor-recognition module installed for the purpose.

29.08.2014 23:24

​‘All hands on deck’: US pushes ahead with Ebola vaccine trials on humans
Twenty healthy volunteers will next week enter a 48-week trial for a US-developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. The trial has been moved forward due to the current outbreak, but the first results are unlikely before the year end.

28.08.2014 22:37

#IceBucketChallenge leaves Scottish island without water, highlighting worldwide scarcity problem
With the Ice Bucket Challenge going viral worldwide, water scarcity has also come under the spotlight even in water abundant places such as Scotland, where a whole island was cut off from the water supply over the hashtag activism craze.

27.08.2014 23:17

UK’s £600 million Syrian aid ‘largest ever’ response to humanitarian crisis
In the UK’s biggest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, the government has committed over £600 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria – the second highest total after the US.

27.08.2014 10:50

Fears of Ebola spreading in UK 'not justified' – London hospital
While a Briton who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being treated at a specialist hospital in London, health officials say fears of Ebola spreading in the UK “are not justified.”

26.08.2014 08:31

New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies
Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away.

25.08.2014 17:16

3D printing drugs – New technology to revolutionize medical industry
Scientists believe they have come up with a way to print drugs, using a 3D printer. They say they can create a capsule, which can be swallowed, and it will also allow doctors to alter a dosage according to the specific requirements.

22.08.2014 10:39

‘Suicide tourism’ in Switzerland doubles in three years
The number of seriously ill foreigners using Swiss medical facilities for voluntary euthanasia doubled between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study. The rising numbers have sparked a discussion of new euthanasia laws in the “tourists’” own countries.

21.08.2014 16:40

UK offers £6.5m for emergency Ebola research
Researchers around the world are being offered £6.5 million to find ways to save the lives of people affected by the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

21.08.2014 13:29

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