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Oct 09, 2015 12:55AM

Oct 09, 2015 12:55AM

J&J starts clinical trial of Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone

Volunteer Andrew Matzen receives a trial Ebola vaccine at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in Oxford(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson has begun a clinical trial of a two-shot Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, underlining its determination to push ahead with development, even as the epidemic fades out West Africa. The new study will investigate the experimental product's safety and its ability to provoke an immune response in the body to the disease, which the World Health Organization says has killed more than 11,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Last week, for the first time since the Ebola outbreak was declared in March 2014, there were no new confirmed cases of the deadly disease in those countries, according to the U.N. agency.

Oct 09, 2015 12:33AM

Ten quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare

Health workers put on protective gear before entering a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of KoiduA patient came to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital on Wednesday with symptoms consistent with the viral hemorrhagic fever, staff there said. "We have sent blood samples for testing and quarantined identified contacts," the hospital's chief medical director, Queeneth Kalu, said. Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said 10 people were in quarantine.

Oct 09, 2015 12:29AM

Singapore screens hundreds after hepatitis C outbreak

The state-run Singapore General Hospital said 678 patients as well as 273 medical workers were being contacted to be screened for the virusA hepatitis C scare linked to four deaths so far in Singapore widened Friday after its largest hospital said nearly 1,000 patients and health staff need to be screened for the virus. The state-run Singapore General Hospital said 678 patients as well as 273 medical workers were being contacted to be screened for the virus, local media reported, double the number initially estimated to be affected. The hospital earlier said 22 kidney patients had been infected with hepatitis C between April and June.

Oct 09, 2015 12:19AM

British Ebola nurse returns to hospital

A Scottish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone last year is back in hospital for more treatment. Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was transferred from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow to the Royal Free Hospital in London early on Friday morning due to "an unusual late complication" of her previous infection by the Ebola virus, the Royal Free said in a statement. Cafferkey, from South Lanarkshire, Scotland, spent several weeks in an isolation unit at the Royal Free at the beginning of the year after contracting the virus in December 2014.

Oct 08, 2015 11:58PM

Next Biometrics raises cash from veteran Swedish investors

Norwegian fingerprint sensor maker Next Biometrics said on Friday it plans to raise 120 million Norwegian crowns ($14.78 million) from Greenbridge Partners, a firm founded by Swedish investors Melker Schorling and Ola Rollen. "Greenbridge Partners Ltd has undertaken a thorough process before making the investment decision," Next said in a statement. Melker Schorling is one of Sweden's most prominent investors and his investment company Melker Schorling AB owns major stakes in companies like measurement technology and software firm Hexagon, lock maker Assa Abloy and security firm Securitas.

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Oct 08, 2015 01:24PM

Bullying by peers has effects later in life

Bullying can be defined by many things. It's teasing, name-calling, stereotyping, fighting, exclusion, spreading rumors, public shaming and aggressive intimidation. It can be in person and online. But it can no longer be considered a rite of passage that strengthens character, new research suggests.

Oct 08, 2015 01:24PM

Can exercise help with bullying?

A great deal of research points to the physical and psychological benefits of exercise. For teens, these benefits are particularly important, given that adolescence is a time of accelerated development and habit formation.

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