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Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread by Air Travel

July 28, 2014 | by Heather Murdock - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.            

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Stem Cells From Nerves Form Teeth

July 29, 2014 12:22 pm | Comments

Researchers have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves. These findings contribute to brand new knowledge of how teeth are formed, how they grow and how they are able to self-repair.

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New Gene Function Discovery Offers Clues to ALS

July 29, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments

Researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world’s most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to a treatment or even a cure.       

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LFMS Shows Immediate Results as Depression Treatment

July 29, 2014 11:55 am | Comments

Individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) show immediate and substantial mood improvement, researchers report.                    

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Officials: Little Risk of Ebola Outbreak in U.S.

July 29, 2014 8:21 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. The Centers for Disease Control on Monday sent a health alert to U.S. doctors about the outbreak.   

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China to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8

July 29, 2014 5:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens. The Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court said Tuesday that Yingzeng Yu and her husband Peter Humphrey...

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

July 29, 2014 3:17 am | by Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according...

Many People Never Grow Out of Growing Pains

July 28, 2014 11:48 am | Comments

A new research project shows that many adolescents suffer from knee pain for several years. The pain impacts both sporting activities and quality of life.                            

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A New Look at Stomach Cancer

July 28, 2014 11:30 am | Comments

In a massive effort to catalog the molecular causes of stomach cancer, scientists have identified four subtypes of tumors based on shared mutations and other molecular abnormalities.                    

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Scientists ID New Mechanism of Drug Resistance

July 28, 2014 11:24 am | Comments

Microorganisms can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. Now, a new study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary silencing of drug targets to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the commitment.

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Cooler Bedroom Temperatures May Boost Metabolic Activity

July 28, 2014 11:17 am | Comments

A new study has found that turning the thermostat down a few notches at night may expand brown fat tissue mass and activity, which could lead to metabolic benefits such as more effective disposal of glucose.             

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

July 28, 2014 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The announcement late Sunday came a day after Sirleaf formed a new taskforce charged with containing the disease, which has killed 129 people in...

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

July 28, 2014 6:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said. Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Dr. Kent Brantly, the...

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

July 28, 2014 12:16 am | by Dina Cappiello - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS...

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

July 28, 2014 12:15 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which say medical...

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes

July 28, 2014 12:15 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report.

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