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Canada to ship experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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Canada has planned to ship 800 vials of its Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva to curb the outbreak of the disease. The experimental vaccines will be distributed by WHO in the countries most affected by the disease, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced. “The vaccine is undergoing clinical trials on humans at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the United... 

Leading U.S. scientist warns Ebola is already changing to become more contagious

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A Liberian Red Cross burial team out on suits as they go to collect a suspected Ebola victim in Monrovia. A scientists has now warned that the virus could be getting even more contagious. The deadly Ebola virus could be mutating to become even more contagious, a leading U.S scientist has warned. The disease has killed nearly 4,000 people, infecting in excess of 8,000, the majority in the West African... 

Study links soft drinks to Cell Aging, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

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The regular consumption of fizzy drinks accelerates cellular aging of tissues, according to a new study by American scientists. People who enjoy daily carbonated sodas experience DNA changes, aging their cells by four years. After studying over 5,300 “healthy adults” in the US, aged between 20 and 65 years old, who had no history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease, the researchers found... 

Caribbean countries announce Ebola travel bans

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A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travellers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being. Guyana, the island of St Lucia, Haiti and Colombia also introduced a ban. In the United States, President Barack Obama has resisted pressure... 

Obama authorizes use of National Guard to fight Ebola in West Africa

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Ebola Response Roadmap 10 October 2014 (World Health Organization) President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to call up members of the National Guard and other military reserve units on Thursday to help combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Obama said the guardsmen would “augment the active forces in support of Operation United Assistance, providing humanitarian assistance and consequence... 

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

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A brand new device, called Miriam, could simplify regular cancer screenings. Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a device which could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test. The Miriam test platform was recently presented at the TEDGlobal 2014 conference in Rio de Janeiro by Jorge... 

Beer prevents heart attacks and strokes

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Scientists reveal that beer in moderation prevents heart attack and stroke. European scientists have highlighted the beneficial health of moderate consumption of beer, including the prevention of cardiovascular problems and respiratory effects, and have excluded the myth of the ‘beer belly’. The VII European Congress on Beer and Health, held in Brussels this week brought together some... 

Number of Ebola cases doubling every four weeks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of Ebola infections in West Africa is doubling every four weeks despite efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Isabelle Nuttall, the director of the WHO’s Global Capacities, Alert and Response, announced on Thursday that 9,000 people have so far been infected with Ebola, adding that the death toll from the disease will rise to more than... 

2nd Dallas nurse with Ebola flew with 132 passengers day before showing symptoms

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Emergency personnel wearing protective clothing approach a residential apartment after a second healthcare worker tested positive for the Ebola virus in Dallas, in a photo provided by the Dallas Police Department October 15, 2014. The CDC approved the Ohio-Texas flight of Amber Vinson – the second Dallas health worker infected with Ebola – after the nurse reported a low-grade fever at the time.... 

Dallas nurse lashes out at hospital over Ebola response

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Concerns are being raised further still about how health care officials have handled the presence of Ebola in the United States, with one Dallas, Texas nurse now directly blaming a local hospital for failing to halt the spread of the disease. On Thursday, Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that she “can no longer defend” the facility where she works, Texas Health... 

Obama Refusal To Release Data On US Military Ebola Vaccine Shocks Russia

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A new report prepared by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (Rospotrebnadzor) that is circulating in the Kremlin today states that Russian disease experts were shocked this past week after the Obama regime refused to turn over to them test results on a successful ebola virus vaccine developed by the US military in 2004. Rospotrebnadzor disease experts,... 

UK to expect ‘handful’ of Ebola cases

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British government’s chief medical advisor Dame Sally Davies. The UK’s chief medical officer has warned that Britain should expect a “handful” of Ebola cases over the next few months. The British Government’s Chief Medical Advisor Dame Sally Davies said on Saturday any Ebola cases in the UK would be a “spill-over” from West Africa. Her remarks came shortly after British medical... 

IAEA to deliver Ebola diagnosis technology to Africa

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A healthcare worker checks the temperature of an Ebola-infected woman at a World Health Organization center in Liberia on October 3, 2014. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to provide the Ebola-ravaged West African countries with specialized diagnostic equipment. A nuclear-derived diagnostic technology will be delivered to the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone... 

Lung cancer can go undetected for 20 years

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Smoking is responsible for nine out of every 10 diagnosed cases of lung cancer. Scientists have discovered that lung cancer cells can lie dormant for over 20 years before they turn deadly, helping to explain the disease’s persistence that kills 1.5 million people every year. According to two papers published in the journal, Science, scientists discovered that tumor cells quietly shape-shift into... 

Death toll from Ebola virus exceeds 4000

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The death toll from the deadly Ebola virus has exceeded 4,000 as the disease continues to claim more lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The latest data released on Friday by the UN health agency showed that up to the end of October 8, 8,399 confirmed, probable, or suspected cases were reported in seven countries. The report added that 4,033 people have also died from the disease. According... 
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