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Family of Ashya King demand release of his parents as he lies in Spanish ...
Family of Ashya King demand release of his parents as he lies in Spanish ...

Health workers death toll mounts as Ebola spreads
Lagos - Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers. Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a ...

New Cholesterol Drug Could Cut Strokes and Heart Attacks in Half
Good news has come to light for patients in the battle against cholesterol. An experimental trial by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has proven to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes almost in half. The clinical trial was analysed retrospectively, ...

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease. The Swedish man, whose name was ...

Liberia Extends Stay-Home Order Amid Ebola Crisis
Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered non-essential workers not to come to work ...

19 New Dengue Cases in Japan, Linked to Tokyo Park
Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The cases announced Monday raise to 22 the number of dengue ...

Darapladib drug fails to reduce risk of recurrent major coronary events
In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event (such as heart attack or unstable angina), use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (believed to play a role in the development of ...

ANTHEM-HF study shows significant improvement in cardiac function with left or ...
ANTHEM-HF study shows significant improvement in cardiac function with left or ...

New Novartis drug cuts heart failure mortality, hospital admission
A new drug by Novartis can reduce deaths and hospital admissions due to heart failure by 20 percent. Novartis is hoping that the drug will rejuvenate the company as its Diovan blood pressure pill is facing stiff competition from generic medicines. (Photo : Taki ...

Coffee and naps: A good mix for an alert brain
Coffee nap - a combination of coffee and nap, can help a person increase the alertness of the brain. Sleeping for about 20 minutes after drinking coffee is the trick. (Photo : Christopher Cornelius). Researchers reveal that having coffee and sleeping for around ...

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?
A still from the surveillance camera footage shows the fainting man (top left and bottom right) lying alone in a subway car, as the few remaining occupants hurry away. (YouTube). One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a ...

'Ebola Is Real' on Streets of Monrovia
Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser. The rain-soaked roads of Monrovia tell an ominous truth: Ebola is real. The message is spray-painted on walls in the capital of Liberia, the ...

Lipid-lowering injections improve LDL cholesterol control in very high-risk patients
The novel lipid-lowering agent alirocumab led to big reductions in LDL cholesterol in high-risk patients struggling to control their cholesterol with other lipid-lowering therapies, results from a group of large trials have shown. The new drug - which is given in ...

Inhibiting Inflammatory Enzyme After Heart Attack Does Not Reduce Risk Of ...
Inhibiting Inflammatory Enzyme After Heart Attack Does Not Reduce Risk Of ...

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? Studies don't agree
A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores. WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on ...

Gap in Diet Quality Between Wealthiest and Poorest Americans Doubles, Study ...
Gap in Diet Quality Between Wealthiest and Poorest Americans Doubles, Study ...

Novartis heart failure drug saves lives, reduces hospitalizations
A new heart failure medication from Novartis may help decrease cardiovascular deaths. In a landmark PARADIGM-HF trial, the medication, LCZ696, cut cardiovascular deaths by 20 percent while keeping more patients alive and resulting in fewer ...

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet
The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from ...

ADHD Medication Doesn't Affect Child's Growth
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, which has aroused speculation that it could stunt a child's growth. A new study suggests that this type of medication does not affect children's final height in adulthood, ...

West Nile season ramping up
If it seems like more mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile virus over the last couple of weeks, it's because they are. North Texas has seen a steady climb in the number of positive mosquitoes or positive mosquito pools since mid-August. Health officials ...

Labor Day 'Improving Birth' demonstration pushes for better maternity care
Demonstrators for Improving Birth used Labor day to raise awareness for better maternity care for mothers and babies. Buy this photo. Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014 10:29 pm. Labor Day 'Improving Birth' demonstration pushes for better maternity care ...

Use of recreational marijuana leads to more traffic deaths? Researchers remain ...
Use of recreational marijuana leads to more traffic deaths? Researchers remain ...

Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine begins this week
(CNN) -- A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa. After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying
FACE-TO-FACE TIME IS KEY: Spending more time communicating with their parents, such as during regular family dinners, may help protect kids from the harmful consequences of cyberbullying, a new study suggests. — AFP/Relaxnews 2014. NEW YORK: ...

Fat v Carbohdrates: The Great Debate
So someone decided to conduct another diet study. And while you might be tired of hearing the same old schtick about what you should and shouldn't eat, you might actually like what this study has to say. Apparently it is completely possible to eat fat—even ...

Finding could lead researchers to better understand development of psychiatric ...
Finding could lead researchers to better understand development of psychiatric ...

West Nile Virus in Idaho poses annual health threat
A buzz in the ear. A sharp pinch on the skin. Then, an unassuming little bump that itches like hell. This is the calling card of one of the peskiest of pests: the mosquito. For much of the year, this entomological irritation bears an added risk. “Anywhere from May ...

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday. The outbreak in Congo's Equateur ...

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers ...

In Liberia, Burial Practices Hinder Battle Against Ebola
Members of a body-removal team spray each other with chlorine disinfectant after removing a body from a home in Unification Town, Liberia. Kieran Kesner for The Wall Street Journal. MONROVIA, Liberia—Those living in this country's capital are jammed so ...

Dengue fever strikes models in Japan
TOKYO - A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities -- two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source. The details emerged as the government said Tuesday that at least 34 people have ...

New research says we can train our brain to love low-calorie foods
A new study suggests we can condition our minds to crave healthy foods; have we just discovered the ultimate in healthy brain-training? BY Katy Young | 02 September 2014. New research says we can train our brain to eat low-cal Photo: REX. "We don't start ...

Study: You can train yourself to crave healthy snacks
(CNN) - Scientists are questioning whether it's possible to re-wire your brain so that you make healthier dining decisions. One new study suggests that following a healthy diet could be easier than we think and that it could get some of our eating habits back on ...

CDC Director: More Resources Needed to Quell Ebola
Sept. 2, 2014 -- The director of the CDC, just back from a week-long tour of three countries hard-hit by Ebola, painted a dire picture of the epidemic and called for more help to stop it. “Bad as the situation is now, everything I've seen suggests that over the next ...

ASCO Issues HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Guide
Oncology/Hematology. ASCO Issues HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Guide. Published: Sep 2, 2014. By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today. save. |. A. A. Post Test Complete · Take Posttest. Hormonal therapy and sequential chemotherapy form ...

Diets work, but the brand doesn't matter
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When it comes to diet programs, brand names don't make much difference, according to a new review. Low-carb or low-fat diets resulted in the most weight loss, but despite a difference of a few pounds between groups, all the ...

Fruit Consumption Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease By Up To 40 ...
Fruit Consumption Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease By Up To 40 ...

Study Confirms: You Can Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Choices
Training yourself to to prefer healthy foods over unhealthier, often high-calorie fare, takes commitment, but is managable, says new research from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. In a study published online in the journal ...

New study on housing and aging is a wake-up call to Boomers: Plain Dealing - The Plain Dealer
If you need a jolt to get your finances in order, check out the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies' new report, "Housing America's Older Adults." The study, released Tuesday, explores how ill-prepared the nation is to meet the housing needs of a rapidly ...

States that decline to expand Medicaid give up billions in aid
WASHINGTON -- If the 23 states that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the 2010 health care law continue to do so for the next eight years, they'll pay $152 billion to extend the program in other states _ while receiving nothing in return. This massive ...

Heartwarming video of Alzheimer's patient remembering daughters name
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most heartbreaking health afflictions a person and their family can go through. With the rapid mental deterioration of their mental state, families and friends literally watch their loved ones fade away before their eyes. But one ...

$21.5 Million In Marijuana Taxes Just Went Up In Smoke
You have to hand it to Colorado for propelling legalized marijuana into the mainstream. In addition to medical marijuana, Colorado legalized recreational use, trumpeting the tax revenue it knew would be piling in. In Colorado, there's a 2.9% sales tax and a ...

GE's 3D mammography device gets FDA approval
(Reuters) - General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. According to the company's website, the device, ...

Double mastectomy may not be best choice for survival, study says
Women diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed to reduce their chances of getting cancer again, but they'll likely have no better chance at long-term survival than those who had a far less ...

Study Shows Americans Eating Healthier More Often
Despite some pretty valiant efforts to provide the highest-quality foods to the communities that need it most, studies show that the nutritional gap in America continues to grow. That is to say that rich are not only eating “better” but they are eating “better foods” ...

US seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The initiative comes not a ...

Pistachios May Reduce Diabetes Risk
Pistachio (Photo : Wiki Commons) Eating pistachios may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study. Eating pistachios may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study. Spanish researchers found that people ...

Ebola threatens W. Africa food supply amid movement controls
PARIS — West Africa's Ebola outbreak has caused trade disruptions that are making food more expensive as labor shortages put upcoming harvests at risk, the UN's Food & Agriculture Organization said. Movement controls and quarantine zones created to ...

Ebola infects 3rd U.S. aid worker, a doctor working in Liberia
WASHINGTON — A second member of a North Carolina- based aid group working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, and is now in an isolation unit in that country. The group SIM USA said in statement Tuesday that one of its doctors was infected while ...

Watch your diet to reduce diabetes risk
What you eat and drink, and not just the number of calories, is a significant factor in diabetes risk, a study showed. Losing weight may be good but not enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes as researchers have shown that you do not have to be overweight to ...

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