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WHO: Albania, Czech Republic, Greece and Britain lose measles eliminated status
measlesAugust 30, 2019 ET
Four European countries previously declared to have eliminated measles have lost their coveted status as the highly contagious disease surges within their borders, a branch of the World Health Organization said.
South Sudan probes birth defects in oil regions
South Sudan hospitalAugust 30, 2019 ET
South Sudan has begun investigations into whether an increasing number of infants born with deformities in crude-oil-producing regions is linked to oil pollution, the Petroleum Ministry said.
Second Ebola outbreak confirmed in western Uganda
Joyce Moriku KaducuAugust 30, 2019 ET
Uganda\'s ministry of health announced late on Thursday a second Ebola outbreak in the western district of Kasese, about 472 km from the capital Kampala, following an imported case from the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease
Lung tissueAugust 29, 2019 ET
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that inflammation in the lungs of rats, triggered by something as simple as the flu, may wake up a silent genetic defect that causes sudden onset cases of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly form of high blood pressure in the lungs.
Vaccine against deadly superbug Klebsiella effective in mice
KlebsiellaAugust 28, 2019 ET
Scientists have produced and tested, in mice, a vaccine that protects against a worrisome superbug: a hypervirulent form of the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Men in Virginia wanted better sex but ended in emergency care after taking V8
dietary supplement V8August 27, 2019 ET
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is advising consumers not to purchase or use a product sold under the name V8, which is a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement.
Ebola toll in Congo approaches 2,000, World Bank giving $50 million
Ebola virusAugust 27, 2019 ET
What began with a few cases in the Mangina and Mabalako in the Beni region has now claimed nearly 2,000 lives with no end in sight in Congo.
Indian technology can detect early spread of cancer
Indian scientistsAugust 26, 2019 ET
A team of Pune scientists have discovered a technology that can detect within mere hours, the spread of cancer and claim that the new finding reduces considerably the time taken for detecting the disease.
More than 60,000 cases due to dengue reported in Bangladesh
Bangladesh hospitalAugust 26, 2019 ET
The number of dengue cases has risen to 63,514 cases, with 169 deaths reported in Bangladesh, a state agency reported Sunday.
Traveling to Spain? Country issues international listeria outbreak alert
Listeria in SpainAugust 23, 2019 ET
The spread of listeria has sparked fears in Spain, which is visited by around 80 million tourists a year.
Unprecedented therapy found effective for blood cancer patients with no treatment options
Blood cancerAugust 23, 2019 ET
Mount Sinai researchers have found a new type of therapy to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer that is resistant to several standard therapies, according to results of a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August.
How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection
E. coliAugust 22, 2019 ET
A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible.
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