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8 Questions About the Recovered U.S. Ebola Patients

August 22, 2014 | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. They were first two Ebola patients ever brought to the United States.           

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Are Three Brain Imaging Techniques Better than One?

August 22, 2014 1:13 pm | Comments

To date, almost all studies of autism in children have used a single imaging technique to explore connectivity. None has been able to capture a robust picture of the brain abnormalities associated with autism— until now. Researchers are combining three imaging techniques and harnessing the best of each one.

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Laser Device May End Pin Pricks for Diabetics

August 22, 2014 12:12 pm | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.

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Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Mimic Rare Disease

August 22, 2014 11:38 am | Comments

Stem cell biologists have found a way to reprogram a patient’s skin cells into cells that mimic and display many biological features of a rare genetic disorder called familial dysautonomia.                  

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New Restrictions on Hydrocodone to Take Effect

August 22, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.               

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

August 22, 2014 8:23 am | by Bashir Adigun - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. Chukwu told reporters in Abuja, the capital, the two are spouses...

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

August 22, 2014 4:23 am | by Kathleen Foody - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. Dr. Kent Brantly spoke to reporters briefly Thursday after spending three weeks in an isolation unit at...

FDA clears Eliquis for new use against blood clots

August 21, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer said Thursday that federal regulators have expanded approval of their blood thinner Eliquis to treat two types of dangerous blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the drug for patients suffering from or at risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary...

Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

August 21, 2014 11:23 am | by Jeff Martin - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday. Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not...

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Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

August 21, 2014 11:07 am | Comments

Research shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) could be an effective treatment for the disease.              

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‘Sleep Switch’ Neurons Diminish with Age, AD

August 21, 2014 10:40 am | Comments

As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. Now, a new study helps explain why sleep becomes more fragmented with age.              

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TB Likely Spread with Help from Seals, Sea Lions

August 21, 2014 10:34 am | Comments

Scientists who study tuberculosis have long debated its origins. New research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America and transmitted it to Native people there before Europeans landed on the continent.

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Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency

August 21, 2014 10:24 am | Comments

A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a new study.        

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Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola

August 21, 2014 8:23 am | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be...

Both American Ebola Patients Discharged from Hospital

August 21, 2014 8:22 am | by Jeff Martin and Katie Foody - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.               

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German doctor accused of drugging, abusing women

August 21, 2014 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up. German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the unidentified 48-year-old worked at a clinic in the Bavarian town of Bamberg. ...

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