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Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support
By September 21, 2014 Read More →

Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

WASHINGTON — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak.

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US Sending 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort
By September 16, 2014 Read More →

US Sending 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort

President Barack Obama is due to announce new measures Tuesday afternoon to help fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region. A White House statement detailing the program said the troops will be sent to a new command center in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, where they will help […]

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Israeli company says it can produce experimental Ebola drug
By September 7, 2014 Read More →

Israeli company says it can produce experimental Ebola drug

Protalix, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company located outside of the northern city of Carmiel, said Saturday that it has the resources to produce the experimental Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has recently run out.

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WHO to Fast Track Ebola Treatments
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

WHO to Fast Track Ebola Treatments

GENEVA— The World Health Organization has agreed to fast track several potential treatments for Ebola in an effort to stop the spread of this deadly disease in West Africa. After two days of meetings, more than 200 participants, including experts from the Ebola-affected countries, have agreed that work on several promising therapies and vaccines should go ahead at an accelerated pace.

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Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

KANDOPLEU/ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can.

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Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Security forces in Liberia’s capital have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola. The isolation of West Point and a countrywide night-time curfew are the latest anti-Ebola measures to be ordered by the president.

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WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs
By August 12, 2014 Read More →

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The statement was made after its medical experts […]

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Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

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Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer

By Jessica Berman Doctors may have found a new tool to help detect and predict colon and rectal cancer. University of Michigan researchers say they have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the cancers of the lower intestine. Researchers analyzed the fecal matter of 3 different groups of people, one healthy, […]

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Adults with Diabetes: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Adults with Diabetes: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health

Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was something you could do just once a year that could […]

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