Monthly Archives: October 2014

Is Tau the ‘How’ Behind Alzheimer’s? – U.S. News & World Report

Fox News Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?U.S. News & World ReportFRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new

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FTC Sues Gerber for Alleged False Health Claims – Food Poisoning Bulletin

Montreal Gazette FTC Sues Gerber for Alleged False Health ClaimsFood Poisoning BulletinThe Federal Trade Commission has sued the Gerber company (also doing business as Nestle Nutrition) for claiming that some of its baby food can prevent or reduce allergies in

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Ebola in Oregon: Patient hospitalized to test for virus – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

The Oregonian – OregonLive.com Ebola in Oregon: Patient hospitalized to test for virusThe Oregonian – OregonLive.comA patient has been hospitalized in Oregon to allow doctors to monitor for the Ebola virus. The Oregon Health Authority said in a news release

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Google Updates Flu Trends to Improve Accuracy – Businessweek

Telegraph.co.uk Google Updates Flu Trends to Improve AccuracyBusinessweekGoogle Inc. (GOOGL:US) is updating the software model it uses to estimate the spread of the flu to improve its accuracy, so that public health officials can quickly respond to outbreaks. The company

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Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to GOP, Is Side Issue in Campaigns – New York Times

New York Times Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to GOP, Is Side Issue in CampaignsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — In early October, with his poll numbers stubbornly lagging his Democratic opponent's, Ed Gillespie did something almost no other Republican candidate

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Genes could influence who survives Ebola – ABC Online

Genes could influence who survives EbolaABC OnlineGenetic lottery The Ebola virus is not always deadly and genetics may play a role in the severity of the illness, according to a new study on mice. Researchers at the University of Washington

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Man is cured of arachnophobia — by losing a chunk of his brain – Washington Post

Daily Mail Man is cured of arachnophobia — by losing a chunk of his brainWashington PostDo spiders send you screaming and running for help? Just dig a chunk out of your amygdala! Not really. Please don't do that. But for

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FDA panel backs Daiichi’s blood thinner – KFGO

FDA panel backs Daiichi's blood thinnerKFGO(Reuters) – A panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 9-1 in favor of approving Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Co's blood thinner for use in some patients with atrial fibrillation. The

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries – WWNO

WWNO Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola MysteriesWWNOStringy particles of Ebola virus (blue) bud from a chronically infected cell (yellow-green) in this colorized, scanning electron micrograph. NIAID Science Source. Vincent Racaniello, who studies viruses at Columbia University, says Ebola has

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Canada Halts Visas for Applicants From Ebola-Stricken Countries – Wall Street Journal

CBC.ca Canada Halts Visas for Applicants From Ebola-Stricken CountriesWall Street JournalOTTAWA—Canada said Friday it would halt processing visa applications from people who have been in Ebola-affected countries within three months before applying. The notice was posted in the Canada Gazette,

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Ebola Has No Greater Friend Than Fear – Huffington Post

Fox News Ebola Has No Greater Friend Than FearHuffington PostGood afternoon. On September 18th, six weeks ago today, the United Nations Security Council held its first-ever emergency meeting on a health crisis. A Liberian man named Jackson Naimah spoke to

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UPDATE 1-Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought – WHO – Reuters

The Star Online UPDATE 1-Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought – WHOReuters… * Death toll nears 5,000 in eight countries. * Experts tracing contacts of Ebola-infected girl in Mali. * Contacts of Spanish nurse clear first

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NY / Region|Help-Line Worker Used a Robotic Voice. His Boss Wasn’t Amused. – New York Times

Metro NY / Region|Help-Line Worker Used a Robotic Voice. His Boss Wasn't Amused.New York TimesThen there is Ronald Dillon, who works on a help line for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He answered customer-service calls

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WHO Updates Guidelines on Ebola Protective Gear – Voice of America

Voice of America WHO Updates Guidelines on Ebola Protective GearVoice of AmericaGENEVA—. The World Health Organization is issuing updated guidelines on proper use of personal protective equipment, or PPE, used in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. WHO officials

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Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO – Reuters

Reuters Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHOReutersGENEVA (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures

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