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Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140
A total of 142 deaths have now been recorded from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Researchers believe that a new strain of the virus is responsible for the epidemic in West Africa.

23.04.2014 18:31

‘Editing DNA’ to eliminate genetic conditions now a reality
Scientists have employed a revolutionary genome-editing computer technique that accurately identifies one faulty genetic “letter” among billions and effortlessly repairs a genetic condition in animals, paving way for human trials.

22.04.2014 06:56

$14 mln payout after birth control pills caused stroke
A jury near Chicago, Illinois has ordered a doctor there to pay a local woman $14 million after the birth control drug he prescribed to her allegedly caused a severe stroke and left her confined to a wheelchair.

21.04.2014 18:51

​Medical misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans a year – study
Around one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a US emergency room or community health clinic receives a misguided diagnosis, a new study found, estimating that 12 million Americans a year are affected by erroneous medical conclusions.

17.04.2014 21:12

Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.

16.04.2014 05:23

Colorado presents marijuana vending machine
Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.

15.04.2014 16:21

UK wastes $900 mln on Tamiflu, other ineffective drugs on WHO recommendations
The British government wasted $896 million dollars on buying two ant-flu drugs, despite their not being proven to prevent infections spreading or stop serious illness, according to scientists who spent four years studying and analyzing the medications.

10.04.2014 09:55

Hundreds of doctors paid millions a year through Medicare
New federal data has revealed some Medicare doctors to be earning millions of dollars in a single year through the program, and healthcare advocates are hoping the new information can be used to help find and cut down on abuse in the future.

09.04.2014 15:58

'Most challenging' deadly disease outbreak: WHO speaks out on Ebola dangers
West Africa is seeing the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported.

09.04.2014 08:36

Jury orders pharma companies to pay $9 bln in diabetes drug case
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. have been ordered to pay $9 billion total in punitive damages after a US jury found the two companies did not adequately inform people of the cancer risks connected to their Actos diabetes drug.

08.04.2014 14:19

Electric shocks help paralyzed patients move again – study
Researchers have helped four paralyzed men to regain movement in their legs and feet using electric shocks. The study has been hailed as a milestone and could pave the way for groundbreaking treatments for paralysis patients.

08.04.2014 05:26

Deadly Ebola virus spreads beyond Guinea borders, suspected in Mali
Mali authorities have reported of three suspected cases of fatal Ebola virus. Liberia is now also believed to have witnessed the outbreak, which has killed at least 84people in Guinea and alarmed the world.

04.04.2014 04:44

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