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First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 10 reports

Hiding Ebola patients now a crime in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean lawmakers said the law, which passed parliament on Friday, was required because some families had resisted seeking medical treatment for their relatives.The law is an update to Sierra Leone's 1960 Public Health Act, and includes prison ... [Published Deutsche Welle - 20 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 58 mins ago - 10 reports

Study suggests treatment option for autism patients

AFPWASHINGTON--People with autism have too many synapses — the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals — according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder.The extra synapses in autistic brains are the result ... [Published China Post - 58 mins ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

FDA finalizes new hydrocodone regulations

KNOXVILLE (WBIR) - The Drug Enforcement Administration said prescription drugs take the lives of more than 20,000 Americans every year.The federal government has taken notice to these alarming statistics and is finalizing new restrictions on the most ... [Published 3 WRCB-TV - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Deal with obesity by Eating in Smaller Plates

Duncan Selbie, the head of Public Health England, has stated that if you don't want your child to suffer from obesity, you should start giving them smaller plates at mealtime.He added that he came across a Manchester mother who had been raised on the ... [Published French Tribune - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Administration offers another contraceptive 'fix'

The Obama administration has issued new rules governing objections to contraceptive coverage by for profit companies on religious grounds.In a word: complicated.MSNBC:The new policies are intended to fill gaps left by two Supreme Court moves: The landmark ... [Published American Thinker - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 6 reports

Half of us still think there is no link between weight and cancer (and two-thirds of Britons are overweight)

28ViewcommentsAlmost half of people do not think that being overweight can increase the risk of cancer, says a new poll.Worrying findings show 44 per cent have not made the link between being fat and the chances of developing cancer.Two in five people ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 10 reports

Prospective pomegranate drug to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Huddersfield, Aug 23Researchers at the University of Huddersfield discovered that the onset of Alzheimer's can be slowed by a natural compound found in pomegranate. The two year project headed by Dr Olumayokun Olajide also reveals that the painful inflammation ... [Published ProKerala.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 21 reports

WHO says working with Liberia to intensyfy Ebola response

Geneva, August 23, IRNA -- As Liberia continues to struggle with the largest and most complex outbreak of Ebola in history, the World Health Organization is working with the UN, the government and other partners to intensify the Ebola response by injecting ... [Published Islamic Republic News Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 15 reports

Update: Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Salmonella case reporting slowed over the last weekby Public Health England(WireNews+Co) - London, England - 23 August 2014SalmonellaPHE is continuing to investigate a national outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Total reported numbers have reached 247 ... [Published WireNews - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 65 reports

China raises precaution against Ebola

China's health authorities have stepped up control measures against Ebola in the past week, in wake of continuous epidemic in West Africa. The National Health and Family Planning Commission distributed a protocol for diagnosis, treatment and fast response ... [Published Individual.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 41 reports

Ebola outbreak: Five reasons why it's out of control

Health officials in West Africa have underestimated the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said in a blunt statement on Friday.Since the Ebola outbreak started, 2,615 probable, suspected or confirmed cases have been reported, including 1,427 ... [Published CTV News - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 98 reports

What happens when you survive Ebola

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 03:45 AM CDT(CNN) -- Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.Shortly after, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown separately from Liberia to Atlanta's Emory ... [Published WHP CBS21 - Aug 22 2014]

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"What we are all doing as part of an international collaboration is trying to improve our data collection and our knowledge about our prescribing practices. Once we have that information and can link it to our surveillance data then we will be in a far better position to be put inin place strategies to improve our prescribing and reduce those instances of infection."
...at the public primary level usually represent lower socio-economic status and have not paid much attention to their health," he told Xinhua. "Those who prefer using private doctors are usually more health-conscious."
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kaban Duncan said the closure was implemented on Friday "to protect all people, including foreigners, living on Ivorian territory."

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