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Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

When Chicago health officialssaw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoningepisodes, they reached out on Twitter...

WHO pulls staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization(WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leoneafter a health worker there was...

Sierra Leone "hero" doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

When two American aid workersrecovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimentaldrug, the grieving family of Sierra...

Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

One of three African doctors infected withEbola and treated with the experimental drug ZMapp has died inMonrovia, Liberian...

U.S. hospitals overdo Ebola plans, posing new risks -researchers

Fear of Ebola is causing U.S. hospitalsto take precautions that, paradoxically, might backfire,increasing the risk to those...

Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria -media

(Reuters) - A flesh-eating bacterial diseasehas infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local mediareported on Thursday,...

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

Brazilian ticks that carry RockyMountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in aslittle as 10 minutes if they...

U.S. missionary still physically recovering after Ebola, son says

A U.S. missionary who contracted thedeadly Ebola virus in Liberia is better after being releasedfrom an Atlanta hospital...

U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

Appearing thin but smiling, a Texasdoctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-bodybiohazard suit to be treated...

Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids

A new analysis of U.S. childhoodasthma statistics finds racial differences persist in theproportions of African American...

Ebola response of MSF and "boiling frog" WHO under scrutiny

A decade ago,scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a publichealth emergency of international concern. Today,...

Researchers reverse autism symptoms in mice by paring extra synapses

Although many things have gone wrong inthe autistic brain, scientists have recently been focusing onone of the most glaring:...

Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare investment boost

Surviving sickness can make youstronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadlygrip of the Ebola virus,...

UK and Wellcome offer $10 mln for emergency Ebola research

An emergency research call has beenlaunched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in WestAfrica, with the British...

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

An American doctor who contracted Ebolatreating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recoveredand will be discharged...

CORRECTED-Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

A natural food company is voluntarily recallingcertain peanut butters and almond butters because governmenttesting found...

Tekmira drug saves monkeys with Marburg fever, Ebola's cousin

An experimental drug from TekmiraPharmaceuticals Corp helped lab monkeys recover from the mostdeadly strain of Marburg virus,...

Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

Blood samples from a patient at a NorthernCalifornia hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed tothe deadly Ebola...

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for "up to 30,000 people"

Up to 30,000 people could have usedexperimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worstoutbreak of Ebola currently...

Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

A natural food company is voluntarily recallingcertain peanut butters and almond butters sold at Whole Foods,Trader Joe's...

EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

Europe's drug safety regulator saidmultiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta drugsneed stronger label warnings...

Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

Novartis has signed a licensing deal tohand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the GlobalAlliance for TB Drug...

More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

The stress of caring for afamily member with dementia may take a toll on health over time,but a new study suggests that even...

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

Liberia battled on Tuesday tohalt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-downoceanside capital Monrovia, recording...

Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travelers -WHO

Authorities in countries affected byEbola should check people departing at international airports,seaports and major border...

Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims as WHO calls for controls

Liberia struggled on Monday totrack down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine atthe weekend, while the U.N. health...

NYC council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness

The speaker of the New York CityCouncil, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced at the weekend thatshe has a "high-risk" form of...

Husband of U.S. missionary with Ebola visits her after quarantine ends

The husband of an Americanmissionary stricken with Ebola has finished a health monitoringperiod without showing signs of...

Belgian infant contracts HIV via breast milk

In 2012, a one-year-old boy inBelgium acquired HIV through his mother's breast milk, a rarebut not impossible form of transmission...

Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

Pampering leafcutter ants withfragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely wayto rescue modern medicine, but...

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