First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 16 reports

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Stringy particles of Ebola virus (blue) bud from a chronically infected cell (yellow-green) in this colorized, scanning electron micrograph. NIAID/Science Source hide captioni toggle caption NIAID/Science SourceVincent Racaniello, who studies viruses ... [Published NPR - 34 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

First suspected Ebola patient admitted to Helsinki hospital

A patient with a high fever was admitted to the infectious disease ward of the Meilahti Triangle Hospital in Helsinki at 9.36pm on Thursday, three weeks after their departure from an Ebola-hit region in Liberia.“The patient has fallen ill with an infection ... [Published Helsinki Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 14 reports

Crash Test Dummies Are Bulking Up to Try to Keep America’s Overweight Drivers Safe

Sign In Sign UpYour News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley A Ford crash test dummy.Photo by Bill Pugliano/America has a super-sized weight problem—one in three Americans are obese. And while the country’s ever-expanding waistlines create many well-documented ... [Published Slate Magazine - 5 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 13 reports

Its official: scratching does increase itchiness

A new research has cracked the answers to as why scratching makes one itch more and has observed that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.The study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine ... [Published Business Standard India - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 12 reports

Ebola vaccine will come too late

17th October 2014 EExperts say the Ebola vaccine will be too late for the current epidemic. Click on available sources in right hand menu to see the original article.Share this page ... [Published Healthcare Today - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Vaccine, Ebola, Epidemic
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 15 reports

Three people with confirmed cases of flu have died: AHS

Three people in the province with lab confirmed cases of the influenza virus have died, according to new data posted online by Alberta Health Services.It’s not clear whether the deaths were the result of influenza, AHS said. If the deceased had other ... [Published Metro Canada - 7 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 62 reports

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus, say US scientists. A study of mice infected with the virus found they showed a number of different symptoms, with 19% remaining unaffected by the disease. This could ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Ebola Virus, Virus
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 37 reports

'Our drug laws are working' Cameron hits out at calls for reform

DAVID Cameron ruled out relaxing Britain's drug laws yesterday, despite Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Tory MPs calling for a review.The Prime Minister said the current approach to tackling drug use was working, and relaxing the law would send out the ... [Published Scottish Daily Express - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 26 reports

Updated: Princeton expected to make decision on unapproved meningitis vaccine Monday

The University is expected to announce Monday whether it will allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer a meningitis vaccine not yet approved for use in the United States to the Princeton community.Seven University-associated individuals ... [Published Individual.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 52 reports

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine to go cycling

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that the spread of Ebola is slowing down in Liberia.Liberia is one of three West African nations which have been ravaged by the deadly diseases since June this year.WHO’s Assistant Director-General in ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 11 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 20 reports

Pink Sheet - Pfizer’s Meningitis B Vaccine Trumenba Is CBER’s First ‘Breakthrough’ Approval

FDA’s biologics center grants accelerated approval to the first U.S. vaccine targeting serogroup B meningococcal disease after a 4.5-month review; the vaccine is expected to come up for discussion, but not a vote, at CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization ... [Published Friends of Cancer Research - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 34 reports

Scientists identify new genes linked to autism

More than 100 gene mutations which could cause autism were identified by scientists, which could help screening for the disorder in the future, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature.Autism spectrum disorder ... [Published China.org.cn - 15 hours ago]


Finishing with advice on how to spend wisely on food, page 19 gives recommended amounts to be consumed. "At least a pint of milk for each child and half a pint for each adult." I wonder how many families could afford such outlay at that time and whether Health Week improved the lives of Halesowen folk?
It read: "The What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets? Fact sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola."
"The fact that lung cancer CT screening is more likely to appropriately occur when primary care physicians are familiar with the guidelines reinforces that we need to continue our efforts to educate the primary care community, so that patients can benefit from this lifesaving test" she said
...and epidemiologist Jonathan Epstein , of EcoHealth Alliance, an organization devoted to understanding and predicting the emergence of diseases. "But the mechanism for spillover isn't totally clear, and so that's an area where more study needs to be done."

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