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Medicine

Second Ebola-infected US nurse beats virus, leaves hospital
Amber Vinson, the second of two Dallas nurses who contracted the Ebola virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, was released Tuesday from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, officials said. Vinson was cleared of the virus last week.

28.10.2014 14:29

150 liters a day: ‘Water - critical part of Ebola patients’ treatment’
Water supply is an essential part of Ebola treatment, which is needed not only for drinking, but also to wash clothes and disinfect hands and bodies, Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist at UNICEF, told RT.

27.10.2014 18:16

Scientists create litmus-like paper Ebola tests taking 30 minutes
US scientists have invented a paper-based test for Ebola which takes just 30 minutes. The test-papers can be freeze-dried and stored at room temperature for up to a year and rehydrated with water whenever they are needed.

27.10.2014 17:40

Soldiers returning from W. Africa to be quarantined in Italy for 21 days
Soldiers and health-care workers returning from West African countries ravaged by Ebola will have different quarantine and monitoring requirements. US military members will be quarantined for 21 days, while most health-care workers will only self-monitor.

27.10.2014 21:09

Ebola.com sold to medical pot company for $200,000
While scientists are trying to contain the outbreak of Ebola, some entrepreneurs are cashing in on the hysteria. One Internet domain name trader has sold Ebola.com to a medical marijuana company in a deal worth $200,000.

27.10.2014 01:42

​White House wants ‘draconian’ Ebola quarantine orders lifted as nurse threatens lawsuit
The White House is urging the NY and NJ governors to repeal the mandatory Ebola quarantine order for all medical staff returning from W. Africa, after the quarantined nurse threatened to sue authorities for treating her “like a criminal.”

27.10.2014 00:19

'Future of battle with cancer': Toxic stem cells to fight tumors
A team of Harvard scientists has successfully developed special stem cells that produce toxins which kill cancerous cells, causing no harm whatsoever to healthy ones.

26.10.2014 11:25

​'Like a criminal': US nurse quarantined upon return from Africa blasts 'disorganization'
The US nurse who came home from Ebola-affected West Africa on Friday was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital. The first person to be isolated for 21 days under new rules, she described her treatment a "frenzy of disorganization."

26.10.2014 07:12

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