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Sep 01, 2014 10:55AM

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Sep 01, 2014 10:55AM

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a security guard, center left, working at the University Hospital Fann, speaks to people inside a car, as a man is treated for symptoms of the Ebola virus inside the Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is ?a top priority emergency,? the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.


Sep 01, 2014 10:13AM

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This WeekGlaxoSmithKline Makes Vaccine Stockpiles


Sep 01, 2014 10:06AM

Parents of seriously ill British boy resist extradition from Spain

A Spanish National Police officer stands beside a Civil Guard's van that Naghemeh and Brett, parents of seriously ill Ashya King, 5, left in, at the Spanish High Court in MadridThe British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradite them to the United Kingdom, a judicial source said on Monday. Brett and Naghemeh King are wanted in the United Kingdom after removing their son Ashya, 5, who is suffering from a brain tumour, from Southampton General Hospital in southern England on Thursday, raising fears his life could be at risk. "They have said they don't want to be handed over to the British authorities," the source told Reuters. A panel of three judges will now have to decide whether to extradite the parents to the United Kingdom from Madrid, a process which could take weeks, said the source.


Sep 01, 2014 09:57AM

Pricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics

People walk past a chemist shop at a market in MumbaiWhile new treatments on show in Barcelona are certainly moving cardiovascular medicine forward after a series of setbacks in recent years, cardiologists say that cost will be key in determining how widely they are used. ?We are entering a new era of treatment and, of course, it will cost a lot of money, which is a problem,? said Michel Bertrand, emeritus professor at the University of Lille and a past president of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Hopes have spiked for a heart failure drug from Novartis and an innovative class of injectable anti-cholesterol agents known as PCSK9 inhibitors after the release of data at the ESC's annual meeting indicated that they can save more lives than standard therapies. Novartis's new heart failure drug LCZ696, for example, was tested in a pivotal trial against enalapril, a generic drug in the so-called ACE inhibitor class, a month's supply of which can be bought at Wal-Mart stores for only $4.


Sep 01, 2014 09:47AM

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addresses the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in WashingtonBy Daniel Flynn and Tim Cocks DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the highly contagious virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western healthcare facilities would easily be able to contain the disease, and he urged wealthy nations to share knowledge and resources to help African countries tackle it. ...


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Sep 01, 2014 09:29AM

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Aug 25, 2014 09:45AM

No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs

Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.

Aug 25, 2014 08:19AM

She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis

A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.

Aug 18, 2014 04:53AM

Retired teacher loses 200 pounds

"There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.

Aug 15, 2014 12:55PM

Mental health help: Where to turn

Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.

Aug 12, 2014 06:26AM

Venom may hold cure for cancer

How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.

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