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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought...

Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer

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According to a new research, eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer. Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week...

The Ebola outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90 percent and occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforest

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Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2...

Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus

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Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The new...

ZMapp has been credited with helping several Ebola patients recover

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Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor has died despite taking experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister says. Abraham Borbor was one of three doctors in Liberia...

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west

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Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west. They are the first reported Ebola cases outside West Africa since the...

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient

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Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient. Hiding...

Recent research suggests that breakfast may be just another meal

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Nutrition science has in recent years been bisected over the importance of breakfast. Recent studies land a weight of evidence thoroughly outside the realm of "most important...

Anthony Carbajal, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year, had to stop working and is already experiencing lack of muscle control

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Photographer Anthony Carbajal, who was recently diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), has posted a hilarious video of himself as part of his very...

Dr. Kent Brantly contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, where he and his family moved in October 2013

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Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the US aid workers who recovered from an Ebola infection, is "thrilled to be alive" as he is discharged...

Research on mice found that using Botox to kill nerves could halt the growth of stomach tumors and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy

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Animal tests suggested that Botox injections may help fight cancer. The new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed nerves help stomach cancers grow.Research on...

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving pouring a bucket of ice water on someone's head or donating to the ALS Association

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving pouring a bucket of ice water on someone's head or donating to the ALS Association...

Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak. In addition, it has quarantined an area of the capital...

Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found

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Liberia's information ministry has announced that 17 suspected Ebola patients who went missing after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found. The government...

The Mia Moo Fund is offering a Jim Dillard boat to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition

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The Mia Moo Fund is organizing a new event to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition. For...

Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are missing after Monrovia quarantine unit was looted

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Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a quarantine unit in capital Monrovia was looted. The government previously denied the patients...

The Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters

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A Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say. The incident happened in the...

Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak. The health secretary said Kenyans...

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder

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Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder which leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. It is characterized by...

The Ebola virus death toll reaches 1,069 in West Africa

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According to the World Health Organization, the scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", as the death toll from the disease...

Obesity puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers

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Obesity puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal. Scientists warn if...

A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola

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A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone, Modupeh Cole, was confirmed dead from Ebola on Wednesday as West Africa anxiously awaited the arrival of...

Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa

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Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa. The announcement comes after...

There a handful of Ebola drugs that have been shown to work well in animals

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There a handful of Ebola drugs that have been shown to work well in animals. One is ZMapp - the drug requested by the Liberian...

The WHO says it is ethical to use untested drugs to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. The WHO said it...