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Should Prisoners Get Pricy Hepatitis C Drug?

By on October 22, 2014 in Natural News
Should Prisoners Get Pricy Hepatitis C Drug?

When prisoners have hepatitis C, treating them with expensive new antiviral drugs makes fiscal sense despite the hefty price tag, according to a new study.  Based on computer models, new pricey drug combinations that treat hepatitis C infections were more cost-effective than older drug combinations and no treatment at all, researchers found. “Essentially what our […]

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French Create 15-Minute Ebola Test

By on October 21, 2014 in Natural News
French Create 15-Minute Ebola Test

A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said Tuesday.  Trials at a high-security lab have validated the technique and prototype kits should be available in Ebola-hit countries by the end of October for a clinical trial, […]

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Ebola Treatment Strategy: Keep Patients Alive as Body Fights Back

By on October 21, 2014 in Natural News
Ebola Treatment Strategy: Keep Patients Alive as Body Fights Back

People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not […]

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Ebola Treatment Strategy: Keep Patients Alive as Body Fights Back

By on October 21, 2014 in Natural News
Ebola Treatment Strategy: Keep Patients Alive as Body Fights Back

People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not […]

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If You Think You Might Have Ebola, Don’t Go to Urgent Care Clinic

By on October 20, 2014 in Natural News
If You Think You Might Have Ebola, Don’t Go to Urgent Care Clinic

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent-care clinic. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting […]

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Michael Reagan: Make Dr. Oz Ebola Czar

By on October 20, 2014 in Natural News
Michael Reagan: Make Dr. Oz Ebola Czar

Conservative commentator Michael Reagan tells Newsmax that he doesn’t understand why President Barack Obama has picked a political appointee to serve as the Ebola czar and not a doctor. Obama named Democratic operative Ron Klain Friday to oversee the response by the government to the Ebola outbreak. Klain previously served as chief of staff to […]

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Hospitals Gird for Ebola Panic as Flu Season Looms

By on October 19, 2014 in Natural News
Hospitals Gird for Ebola Panic as Flu Season Looms

A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive.  The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West […]

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Way You Walk Affects Mood: Study

By on October 19, 2014 in Natural News
Way You Walk Affects Mood: Study

The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. “It is not surprising that our mood, the way we feel, affects how we […]

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Vitamin D Found to Ease Eczema

By on October 18, 2014 in Natural News
Vitamin D Found to Ease Eczema

Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it’s known as winter-related atopic dermatitis.  Researchers found vitamin D significantly reduced the uncomfortable symptoms associated with this disorder.  “While we don’t know the […]

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5 Diseases That Are Scarier Than Ebola

By on October 18, 2014 in Natural News
5 Diseases That Are Scarier Than Ebola

Americans are focused on the threat from Ebola, but a top infectious disease expert warns that other serious exotic viral illnesses have at least as much potential to spread in U.S. “There are diseases which, like Ebola, have originated in wildlife and then breached that barrier and made the leap to humans,” David Sanders, one […]

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