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A handshake transfers more bacteria than other forms of hand-on-hand action

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According to a new study, a handshake transfers more bacteria than other forms of hand-on-hand action. Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales are calling for...

Dr. Kent Brantly has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since October 2013

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US doctor Kent Brantly, who has been working with Ebola patients in Liberia, has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said...

Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa

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Saudatu Koroma, a Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus, has died after turning herself in. Her family had...

Nigeria has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus

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Nigeria has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola...

Exploring genetic material found in intestinal samples, scientists uncovered the crAssphage virus

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According to a study in Nature Communications, scientists have discovered a previously unknown virus living in the human gut.Exploring genetic material found in intestinal...

Californian authorities are searching for fugitive homeless Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious

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Californian authorities are searching for fugitive homeless Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious. An arrest warrant has been...

Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts

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A large international study suggests that type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts. The findings, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine,...

San Francisco city has approved the soda tax for the November ballot

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San Francisco city has approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages. San...

Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages

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Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now rare.It...

Yumen city has been partially sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague

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Yumen city in Gansu province, north-west China, has been partially sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of...

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has thrown out a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of ObamaCare

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has thrown out a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature...

CT scan is one of the tests needed to confirm a mesothelioma diagnosis

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Malignant mesothelioma or asbestos cancer is most often diagnosed after a person goes to a doctor because of symptoms. If there is a reason to...

Recognizing symptoms early and informing your doctor about any history of asbestos exposure can help lead to an earlier-than-normal diagnosis

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According to the National Cancer Institute definition, malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining...

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the US has fallen by a third over the past decade

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According to a new study, the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the US has fallen by a third over the past decade. After examining...

Early HIV treatment may not cure the virus as it can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body

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According to new research, early HIV treatment may not cure the virus as it can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body. A baby was...

Prof. Joep Lange was a prominent and popular researcher and a former president of the International AIDS Society

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Prominent AIDS expert Joep Lange was among up to 100 scientists, activists, researchers and health workers who died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash...

Pioneering experiments in pigs showed that grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality

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Pioneering experiments in pigs showed that grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality. Scientists turned heart cells into pacemaker cells by injecting a gene.The...

Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity

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Mexico has decided to restrict TV commercials for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says.Such ads...

UNAIDS report said the number of new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS were both falling

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According to a report by the United Nations AIDS agency, there is a chance the AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030. It...

The main risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education

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According to a recent research from the University of Cambridge, one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable. The main risk factors for...

A CDC report revealed that the US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade

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According to a CDC report, the US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade. In 2014, workers mishandled samples...

The Mississippi girl had appeared free of HIV as recently as March, without receiving treatment for nearly two years

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A Mississippi girl born with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbor the virus. Tests last week...

Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy

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A new research suggests that cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy. The...

Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3

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Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3, taking the total number of deaths to 518, health officials...

A blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease is being under development

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A blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease is being under development.Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of...