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Health: Page 2

Abortions high in England and Wales 'shows need for contraception access'
contraception accessFriday June 14, 2019 8:00AM ET
There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year the highest number ever recorded.
Kenya issues alert on Ebola
Sicily KariukiFriday June 14, 2019 5:35AM ET
Kenya issued a health alert notice following an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the neighboring Uganda.
Cause of hardening of the arteries and potential treatment identified
arteriesThursday June 13, 2019 7:35AM ET
A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal studies that a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for the condition.
WHO calls emergency meeting after Ebola spreads to Uganda
Uganda EbolaWednesday June 12, 2019 3:09PM ET
The World Health Organization has convened an emergency meeting after it was confirmed that a boy had died from the Ebola virus in Uganda.
Rare disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome causes state of health emergency in Peru
Guillain-Barre SyndromeTuesday June 11, 2019 6:52AM ET
The Peruvian Government through the Health Ministry (Minsa) has declared a state of health emergency for 90 days in Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Junin, and Lima regions due to the unusual increase of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) cases.
Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables
cardiovascular deathsMonday June 10, 2019 7:46AM ET
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year.
Governor Murphy announces free naloxone distribution throughout New Jersey
Governor Phil MurphySaturday June 8, 2019 6:08AM ET
Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey on June 18.
Worst outbreak in 25 years: U.S. records 1,000th case of measles
measlesFriday June 7, 2019 5:02PM ET
The United States has recorded 1,001 measles cases so far this year in the worst outbreak of the highly contagious disease in more than a quarter-century.
Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism
Gut autismThursday June 6, 2019 9:51AM ET
People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations could be the cause.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab
TuberculosisWednesday June 5, 2019 7:03AM ET
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Umea University in Sweden have found a compound that prevents and even reverses resistance to isoniazid, the most widely used antibiotic for treating tuberculosis.
Unstoppable Ebola outbreak in Congo
Congo EbolaTuesday June 4, 2019 6:21AM ET
Ten months after it diagnosis, the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become unstoppable, with over 1,300 deaths in 2,000 people infected, where children are a quarter of them.
Very unique case: Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery
Doctors peforming surgeryMonday June 3, 2019 6:33AM ET
At this year\'s Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June), doctors present the unique case of a man who suffered a flash fire in his chest cavity during emergency heart surgery caused by supplemental oxygen leaking from a ruptured lung.
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