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WHO Launches Anti-Ebola Vaccine In Congo

22 May 2018 03:24 AM
WHO Launches Anti-Ebola Vaccine In Congo

The World Health Organization is trying to get the jump on Ebola with a vaccination campaign.
It just released an experimental vaccine by Merck in Mbandaka, Congo.
Four cases of the deadly disease have already been confirmed there.
WHO officials say it marks a 'paradigm shift' in the way it approaches the deadly virus.
Instead of just focusing on isolation and hygiene, the shot will be used in 'ring vaccination plans.'
Once someone is diagnosed with Ebola, everyone the person has been in contact with is traced.
They are then vaccinated, which may prevent them from contracting and spreading the disease.

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WHO Launches Anti-Ebola Vaccine In Congo

by 22 May 2018

The World Health Organization is trying to get the jump on Ebola with a vaccination campaign.It just released an experimental vaccine by Merck in Mbandaka, Congo.Four cases of the deadly disease have already been confirmed there.WHO officials say it marks a 'p

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Aimovig New Drug For Migraine

by 19 May 2018

According to Business Insider, "The FDA just approved a new preventative migraine treatment. The drug, Aimovig, is the first of a new class of medications that's going after the huge migraine market. An estimated 38 million Americans have migraines and around

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New Drug Prevents Migraines Before They Start

by 18 May 2018

The FDA approved a new migraine drug on Thursday. Aimovig, known generically as erenumab, is the first drug shown to stop migraine headaches before they start. The drug would be approved for patients who have tried other drugs and found no relief. In studies,

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FDA Approves New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

by 18 May 2018

The FDA has approved the first treatment for opioid withdrawal that is not based on an opioid drug.Made by US WorldMeds, the drug Lucemyra specifically treats narcotic withdrawal symptoms including; vomiting, muscle aches, diarrhea, anxiety, sleep problems and

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Drug May Decrease Death From Stroke

by 17 May 2018

A drug used to treat blood loss from major trauma and uncontrolled bleeding after childbirth may be of benefit to stroke victims. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Britain found that tranexamic acid reduced the number of deaths in the early days a

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More Organs Available Because Of Opioid Crisis

by 17 May 2018

A bittersweet upside to the Opioid crisis is that more organs are available for transplant.14 percent or people who donated organs in 2016 had died from opioid overdose.This is a huge difference from the 1 percent of opioid overdose, organ donors in 2000.&ldqu

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Huntington's Disease Share Similarity

by 16 May 2018

Researchers have found a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and Huntington's disease. The findings show promise of new therapeutic targets and drugs for both conditions. Huntington's disease is an inherited incurable genetic brain disease. People with t

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Emergency Teams Deployed To The Congo To Handle Ebola Outbreak

by 15 May 2018

The World Health Organization has deployed emergency teams to the Democratic Republic of Congo. They come equipped with 4,000 doses of vaccine to control an outbreak of Ebola. 39 people have been infected so far, including 19 deaths. The UN agency is working w

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Ebola Virus Rears Its Menacing Head Once Again

by 14 May 2018

The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus has surfaced once more.There have been at least 18 deaths since early April in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The largest outbreak of Ebola scorched through West Africa in 2014, reaching even New York Ci

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Daily Aspirin Use Linked to Double Melanoma Risk in Men

by 11 May 2018

Preventing skin cancer obviously includes a serious SPF routine. We know this. But staying out of the sun isn't the only thing that impacts your risk of skin cancer — your diet and even certain medications have been linked to an increased risk. Now, a ne

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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Are Available Near You

by 11 May 2018

According to lifehacker.com, "Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it can be hard to find a dermatologist to check out your skin. Fortunately, the American Academy of Dermatology is organizing free skin cancer screenings for

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HPV Vaccines Prevent Cervical Cancer

by 10 May 2018

The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the

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New Study On Drinking More Water And Kidney Disease

by 09 May 2018

Drinking an extra four to six extra glasses of water per day won't slow the decline of kidney functions for chronic kidney disease patients, according to a study in Britain and Canada. Researchers with the Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario and Wester

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World Health Organization announces Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

by 09 May 2018

Ebola outbreak in the Congo. Tuesday, the World Health Organization announced ... the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an out of the hemorrhagic virus. In the past five weeks, there have been 21 suspected cases of viral hemorrhagic fever, including

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Uterine Cancer Treatment May Cause Cardiovascular Issues

by 09 May 2018

According to upi.com, "survivors of uterine cancer are more likely to face cardiovascular problems several years after treatment." Researchers wrote, "Endometrial cancer survivors are at higher risk for various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes compare

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Hepatitis C Eludes Patients as states struggle with costs

by 07 May 2018

According to nbcnews.com, "Hepatitis treatment pits patients against insurance companies and lawmakers against drugmakers. States, which cover a huge number of hepatitis sufferers... are stuck with some of the biggest bills." Matt Salo, the director of the Nat

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Research: Psychedelic Drug Can Help People With PTSD

by 03 May 2018

The idea of using recreational drugs to treat health problems is picking up pace.Recent research has shown how psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms can be used to treat depressive symptoms, marijuana can treat pain and seizures, and even highly hallu

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Antidepressant Drugs Increase Dementia Risk

by 26 April 2018

A new study has linked common antidepressants with an increased risk of dementia.Researchers found that the risk is still present, even if the medication was taken decades before diagnosis.The study focused on anticholinergic drugs prescribed as antidepressant

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Measles Outbreaks In Europe Lead To Vaccination Urging

by 26 April 2018

The European Commission on Thursday urged its member nations to cooperate more closely in reducing diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has reported that several European Union countries, including

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DNA Tests Can Help You Make A Health Plan

by 26 April 2018

According to Business Insider, "DNA testing can teach you everything from your ethnic background and disease predisposition to food preferences and exercise habits." There is a DNA test available now provided by the company Vitagene that only cost $100. The DN

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Genetically Tailored Cancer Treatments Spark Controversy In Medical Commumity

by 25 April 2018

Experts are having a lively debate over a booming cancer treatment field called 'precision oncology.'Drugs can be custom-tailored to fit the genetic makeup of cancerous tumors.The FDA has endorsed the first “tissue-agnostic” immunotherapy drug.It's

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Allergies And Eczema Linked To Higher Likelihood Of Psychiatric Disorders

by 25 April 2018

According to a new study conducted in Taiwan, asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The researchers utilized a da

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How To Help Minimize Allergies And Asthma

by 24 April 2018

According to a recent article by Allure, medication is not the only way that people can minimize the symptoms of asthma and allergies. While over-the counter and prescribed medications can do a lot to help, there are a number of preventative steps that people

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Researchers Treat Psoriasis with Immune Cells in Mice

by 20 April 2018

A compound from immune cells has been used to treat psoriasis in mice.According to a new study, the treatment may be effective against other autoimmune diseases.Conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine, researchers specifically focused on how

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Opioid Prescriptions Changed Last Year

by 20 April 2018

According to a report released Thursday by a healthcare consulting company, prescription opioid dosage volume declined 12 percent in 2017. It is the largest annual drop in more than 25 years of measurement.IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science conducted the

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Two New Cases Of Super Gonorrhea Found In Australia

by 19 April 2018

"Super Gonorrhea," the first documented case of a drug-resistant gonorrhea, was reported earlier this year.And only a month following its discovery, there have been two more cases reported in Australia.One patient was diagnosed in Western Australia, while the

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Gene Mapping Could Help Doctor Choose The Proper Chemo

by 19 April 2018

According to upi.com, "Researchers have devised a new gene mapping technique that allows medical providers to determine the chemotherapy with the fewest side effects and best success for individual patients." This could be extremely revolutionary for cancer tr

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The Problem With The 23andMe Cancer Test

by 18 April 2018

According to Business Insider, "The consumer genetics company 23andMe recently got a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration to include information on breast cancer risk in its online customer reports, based on screening for three of the multiple

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New Study Finds Ketamine Alleviates Depression

by 18 April 2018

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VA Publishes Study About Opioids and Chronic Pain

by 13 April 2018

According to a study by the Veterans Administration, the long-term use of opioids has no major difference for patients dealing with chronic pain.Researchers based their findings after examining the electronic health records of 600 patients with chronic pain an

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by 13 April 2018

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Opioid Litigation Gets A Schedule

by 12 April 2018

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Can Redefining Alzheimer's Lead To Treatment Sooner?

by 11 April 2018

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New Blood Test Can Detect Alzheimer's Disease Years Before Symptoms Manifest

by 10 April 2018

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A Second Wave of Flu Season Is Hitting the U.S., But There's Good News

by 07 April 2018

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the 13th week of the flu season had reduced cases of influenza in the United States, but that a second strain, Influenza B was on the rise. UPI reported that rather than getting a strain o

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US Surgeon General: Opioid Crisis Calls All Americans To Have This In Their Homes

by 06 April 2018

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J&J Loses Trial Over It's Baby Powder

by 06 April 2018

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New Study Finds Evidence of New Neuron Growth in Elderly

by 06 April 2018

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Researchers Develop Technique to Watch Brain Cells Live

by 05 April 2018

Researchers are developing a technique to look inside the brain at cells interacting in real time.Although the team is conducting experiments on mice, they methodology has been successful.According to their findings, the imaging method allows them to capture i

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Red Meat Linked To Colon Cancer Risk In Women

by 05 April 2018

New study links colon cancer risk in women. You might want to rethink your dinner plans.

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Get Ready: 'Nightmare Bacteria' Found Across The Entire US

by 05 April 2018

“Nightmare bacteria” are popping up across the U.S.The bacteria have the power to resist most antibiotics.Suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in 2017.11% of symptomless people screened for these superbugs carrie

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Synthetic Weed Linked To Severe Bleeding Deaths

by 04 April 2018

The outbreak of severe bleeding cases linked to synthetic pot in Illinois is getting worse with every day. On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a second death in connection to the designer drugs, also known as synthetic cannabin

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Exciting New Breakthrough In Treatment For Sickle Cell Anemia

by 03 April 2018

Australian researchers have found a way to introduce natural mutations into blood cells that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders. According to UPI, scientists at the University of New South Wales used gene editing to in

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New Cancer Drug Extremely Effective?

by 02 April 2018

A new cancer drug called larotrectinib was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested in a Phase 1 clincial trial, researchers announced.

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Do You Need More Vitamin B12?

by 02 April 2018

You may know about the pluses of taking iron, calcium, and vitamin D supplements. But what about Vitamin B12? Do you need more of it?The vitamin has been in the news recently after celebrities like Justin Timberlake, and Madonna reportedly got B12 injections.

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Researchers Find Network of Fluid Pockets Underneath Skin

by 28 March 2018

A new study has identified a previously unknown aspect of the human anatomy.Led by New York University’s Department of Pathology, the study found an undiscovered network of fluid-filled pockets and collagen underneath the skin.This network covers most of

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Super Resistant Gonorrhea Reported In UK

by 28 March 2018

Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea.The man attended sexual health services this year. He was found to be infected with a form of the bacteria that is completely resistant to the fir

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Targeting "Mutant Protein" Could Help Treat Ovarian Cancer

by 28 March 2018

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Medical Researchers Uncover Hidden Aspect of Human Anatomy

by 28 March 2018

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Are Sinus Infections Unsafely Being Treated W/ Antibiotics?

by 28 March 2018

Sinus Infections are now being treated with antibiotics, and this sometimes cause fatal results. According to upi.com, "researchers found that adults were treated with antibiotics for 10 days or longer, although the Infectious Diseases Society of America recom

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Take These Steps To Protect Yourself From Cancer

by 27 March 2018

About one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetimes.609,640 Americans are expected to die from the disease in 2018 alone!But one-third to one-half of cancers can be prevented through lifestyle changes.Being a non-smoking, fit person at a healt

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CDC Expands Yellow Fever Warning

by 23 March 2018

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by 23 March 2018

Lower back pain is the world's leading cause of disability globally. according to new research, the condition is being improperly treated with pain medication instead of physical therapy and exercise.Researchers say patients also are receiving expensive therap

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Could Diabetes Pills Replace Injection

by 17 October 2017

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Strawberries Are Causing Hepatitis A?

by 31 August 2016

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Researchers Discover Links with Chronic Pain & Anxiety Disorder

by 31 August 2016

Researchers in Vermont found increased expression of a peptide neurotransmitter released in the body in response to stress may be a good target for both chronic pain and anxiety disorder, potentially reducing the dangerous combination of opioid-based painkille

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DEA Launches New Policy On Cannabis Growing And Research

by 11 August 2016

A dramatic shift is on the horizon, according to The Drug Enforcement Agency. The agency announced Thursday plans to redirect the way the United States conducts research on marijuana. The DEA said in a statement that the University of Mississippi will no longe

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Treating MS Symptoms Early May Delay Diagonsis

by 11 August 2016

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Aspirin may prolong survival for cancer patients by up to a fifth

by 03 May 2016

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by 29 April 2016

The 1.4 million Australians at risk of heart attacks and strokes are failing to take steps to avoid the diseases. The vast majority of the 45-74-year-olds considered highly vulnerable.

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Pharma companies accused of manipulating patents

by 29 April 2016

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