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Rat City! NY vermin carry 18 new viruses - scientists
A new study has found that New York City’s rats are hosts to at least 18 new viruses, never before encountered and unknown to science. There is a risk of a “a public health nightmare.”

19.10.2014 11:51

Fidel Castro offers cooperation with US in fight against Ebola
Fidel Castro has expressed Cuba’s readiness to cooperate with the US in the global fight against Ebola. Cuba has been on the frontline of international response to the worst outbreak in the disease's history.

18.10.2014 19:42

US looking to boost production of experimental Ebola drug
US officials have asked labs to submit plans for ramping up production of the experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, of which supplies have run out. It successfully treated medical workers infected with the virus, but hasn't been widely tested for safety.

18.10.2014 04:04

CNN tweets pic mocking Ebola panic, sparks backlash
A Twitter firestorm erupted after CNN tweeted a photo mocking the fear of Ebola while a congressional hearing took place on the crisis. It comes as 1,000 people are being monitored for symptoms in the US.

17.10.2014 23:47

Saab in hot water over donation to HIV ‘radio-wave cure’ program
Saab has found itself in the spotlight after it was revealed to have made a $9.7 million donation to South African medical firm Hivex. The firm claimed it was able to cure HIV with radio waves - but its failed experiment may have actually cost lives.

17.10.2014 19:32

Colorado police worried pot candy will ruin Halloween treats
The American tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating is rife with urban myths about children being handed poisoned chocolates or razor blade-laced apples. This year, Denver police are worried about a new form of candy corruption: marijuana.

17.10.2014 21:29

'Human face of science': Researchers dance to raise funds for cancer study (VIDEO)
Biomedicine scientists in Barcelona have released a music clip aimed at raising funds for medical research, as well as promoting their profession's “human face.” The video's release comes amid low levels of public interest in science throughout Spain.

17.10.2014 18:42

HIV drug cutting transition risk 90% may be offered on NHS
A drug that can lower the risk of contracting HIV by 90 percent could soon be offered on the National Health Service, after a ground-breaking trial delivered encouraging results.

17.10.2014 11:46

Russian govt orders extra airport facilities to prevent Ebola
Airports in Russia will be equipped with extra facilities to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, the government's press service reported on Friday. Over a thousand African students are already under special medical control.

17.10.2014 13:29

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar' charged with coordinating fight against epidemic
US President Barack Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as the Ebola "czar" charged with coordinating government efforts in fight against the spread of the virus in the United States, CNN reports.

17.10.2014 14:13

​British Big Pharma warns Ebola vaccine will come 'too late' to halt spread
One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies says a vaccine to tackle Ebola will “come too late” to curb the current epidemic, as the UK and other European countries begin screening passengers for the virus at international airports.

17.10.2014 09:52

Weed express: Marijuana app offers on-demand home delivery
A new San Francisco smartphone app promises to promptly deliver cannabis right to your door. It's the latest in a new crop of apps aimed at making access to pot easier.

17.10.2014 02:59

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