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Medicine

Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states
Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.

29.09.2014 22:06

'Racist!' Equality activists blast UK health food giant for selling skin-whitening cream
Anti-racism activists are demanding health food chain Holland & Barrett remove a skin-whitening cream from its shelves, calling the product a “throwback” to “the racial hierarchies of colonialism and segregation.”

29.09.2014 13:24

Experimental Ebola vaccine doses ready by early 2015 – WHO
Western drug manufacturers are set to roll out thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses by early 2015 in the countries worst affected, the WHO has said. Aid workers have criticized the global response to the virus for being slow to develop a vaccine.

26.09.2014 11:18

Antibiotics 'fail 15%' of patients due to superbugs and ‘reckless’ prescription
One in seven patients can no longer be helped by antibiotics because they are increasingly ineffective after being handed out too freely by GPs. Experts warn that common infections could become potentially life-threatening for Britons.

26.09.2014 09:03

​Switch off! Using more than one electronic device could make your brain smaller
If you’re watching TV or on your phone while reading this, your brain might be shrinking, according to a new study published on Thursday.

25.09.2014 16:38

Chicago mayor wants marijuana decriminalized across Illinois
Proponents of marijuana legalization in Illinois have received the support of one of the state’s most prominent politicians: former White House chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel.

24.09.2014 20:36

US predicts Ebola could infect 1.4 mn by end of January
​Ebola infections in West Africa could hit 1.4 million by the end of January if current trends continue and no immediate, large-scale increase in response measures is taken, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new estimate.

23.09.2014 15:52

British Ebola survivor to donate blood plasma in search for cure
William Pooley, the first Briton to contract Ebola who later fully recovered from the disease, has agreed to donate blood plasma to treat victims.

23.09.2014 12:59

New Ebola strategy: Liberia to move patients out of homes into ‘care centers’
A fresh approach to the fight with the fatal Ebola virus has been revealed by Liberia, the World Health Organization and partners: infected people are set to be transferred to special centers with basic care.

23.09.2014 06:38

Ebola fight: 200 dead found in weekend Sierra Leone lockdown, US troops head to Liberia
A second detachment of US forces set to battle the deadly Ebola virus have arrived in Liberia. They land as a weekend lockdown in Sierra Leone to confine the outbreak resulted in finding at least 200 people infected or dead.

22.09.2014 08:49

500,000 people ill with mosquito-borne virus in Dominican Republic
The mosquito virus chikungunya has left almost 500,000 people ill, and 109 of them are newborn babies, according to an official in the Dominican Republic hit by the disease.

20.09.2014 14:51

3rd Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Donetsk
The third convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine has arrived in the war-torn city of Donetsk. Earlier, Kiev and self-defense forces signed a memorandum aimed at effectively halting all fighting in eastern Ukraine after talks in Minsk.

20.09.2014 06:22

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