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Ebola epidemic slows down in Sierra Leone

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A health worker is disinfected in an Ebola treatment center in Hastings, Sierra Leone on November 11, 2014. The Ebola epidemic is likely to have passed its culmination point in Sierra Leone and may start to slow down in the near future. “We believe that … the transmission of new cases will start reducing,” Sierra Leone’s Information Minister Alpha Kanu told reporters on Wednesday. “I... 

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time

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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time. The breakthrough biomarker is a nanophosphor particle ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, which lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. “This is the first... 

Iranian scientists produce crocin from saffron

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Iran produces crocin from saffron Iranian scientists have developed a novel method that could provide extraction of crocin from saffron for the first time. The researchers produced crocin by cell culture method at the laboratory level at Iran’s National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute (NNFTRI). Crocin, which is a natural carotenoid chemical compound, is responsible for the color... 

NYC Woman on Ebola Watchlist Dies Bleeding From Mouth, Authorities Say “Heart Attack”

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FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the woman, who had recently traveled from Guinea, dropped dead in Brooklyn on Tuesday, raising the alert of a suspected new Ebola case. A woman who returned from Guinea 18 days ago and was on an Ebola monitoring list dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon yesterday after eyewitnesses said she began bleeding from the mouth and nose, but authorities... 

Research shows Anti-Cancer and Heart Disease effects of Walnuts

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Scientists have discovered that eating walnuts every day could reduce the chances of prostate cancer. Scientists have found that eating a handful of walnuts every day could help reduce the chance of prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers among men. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis, indicated that diets rich in walnuts or its oil could decelerate... 

Sierra Leone national and resident of US dies of Ebola

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A doctor being treated for the deadly Ebola virus disease has died at the Nebraska Medical Center in the US state of Nebraska. Dr. Martin Salia, a native of Sierra Leone and permanent US resident, was seriously ill when he was airlifted from West Africa to the US on Sunday, the hospital said in a statement. The surgeon, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, was suffering from advanced... 

Weed and Radiotherapy Can Cure Brain Tumors

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Two cannabis components can have a significant effect on the size of cancerous tumors in the brain, especially when combined with radiotherapy, according to new research. The study says the growths can virtually “disappear.” The research was carried out by specialists at St Georges, University of London and published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal. There are some 85 cannabinoids... 

Glenn Beck Admits Mysterious Brain Disease

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Glenn Beck, a so-called US “conservative” produced quite an uproar Monday evening, admitting on his self-run television program that he has been suffering from a progressively debilitating, and almost certainly terminal, brain and neurological disease for the last several years. According to Beck, the symptoms of his condition include crippling nerve pain, a loss of cognitive abilities and memory,... 

Russia may ban junk food commercials in TV programs for kids

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Russia may ban the advertising of junk food during children’s shows aired on national TV or radio. The Parliament is considering new amendments to the Advertising Law which would limit marketing of foods containing high amounts of fat, salt and sugar. A relative new comer to Russian politics, young MP Alena Arshinova, is trying to change the face of the nation by banning fast food commercials from... 

Regular physical activity curbs depression risk

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Researchers suggest that those people who do regular physical activity can benefit fewer depressive symptoms. Doing exercise three times a week decreases the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, says the study conducted by the researchers of University College London. They illustrated a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity, indicating lower depression risk for people... 

Insurance companies start writing ‘Ebola exclusions’ into policies

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As Ebola spreads further from its current epicenter in West Africa, American and British insurance companies have started to adjust their standard policies for hospitals and other vulnerable businesses to exclude the virus. According to insurance industry insiders, companies needing to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover losses following a quarantine may now deal with revamped policies... 

CDC: Ebola Spreads Like Flu

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Ebola spreads through coughing and sneezing much like influenza, which most experts agree is spread “mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” according to documents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new CDC flyer describing the “droplet spread” of Ebola, which “happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick... 

US Troops returning from Ebola countries to be quarantined in Italy for 21 days

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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. A dozen US soldiers, including their commanding officer Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, returning from assisting with building medical centers and training... 

Australia stops visas for Ebola-hit West African nations

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Australia has temporarily stopped processing visas for people from West African countries worst hit by Ebola in an effort to prevent the virus from entering the country. Australia’s Immigration Ministry said in a report to the parliament on Monday that the new rules would apply to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said non-permanent or temporary visas already... 

Scientists develop cancer-fighting stem cells in lab

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Scientists develop cancer-killing stem cells in lab. Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors. The newly designed way introduces stem cells engineered to produce toxins which are able to kill brain tumors, without succumbing to their effects. As a stem-cell-based therapy for cancer, the newly-developed method does not threaten... 
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