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Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

August 21, 2014

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.


Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

August 21, 2014

The two American health-care workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while doing missionary medical work in West Africa have been released from the Atlanta hospital where they have been slowly recovering for several weeks, officials said Thursday.


U.S. Doctor Infected With Ebola To Be Released From Hospital

August 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus while doing missionary medical work in West Africa will be released Thursday from the Atlanta hospital where he has been slowly recovering for several weeks.
Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, was working for the Christian aid group Samaritan’s [...]


Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

August 20, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.
Just five out of 100,000 children a year have a stroke in the United States, said [...]


Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

August 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.
The drug protected 16 monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus, [...]


Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge

August 20, 2014

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.


Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

August 20, 2014

Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients’ odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.


2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.
Researchers tested the two vaccines — MenACWY-CRM and 4CMenB — on volunteers aged 18 to 24. MenACWY-CRM cut meningitis-causing bacteria populations in the nose and [...]


WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

August 18, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday.
The United Nations’ health agency reiterated that the risk of passengers transmitting the Ebola virus during air travel is [...]


Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

August 15, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be far greater than the current statistics indicate, officials from the World Health Organization said Friday.
Patients are flooding treatment centers that have just been opened, and the recorded case and death tolls may “vastly underestimate the magnitude of [...]



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