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94 Percent of US Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

By on October 25, 2014 in Natural News
94 Percent of US Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals. Of the 1,039 acute care hospitals that responded to the survey, about 6 percent said they were “well-prepared,” and about 5 percent said they were “not prepared,” according to the Association […]

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Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Brain Cells

By on October 24, 2014 in Natural News
Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Brain Cells

For the first time, scientists have converted human skin cells directly into a type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, a fatal inherited neurological disorder. The new technique is different from other methods that turn one type of cell into another because it bypasses the stem cell phase. Researchers from Washington University School of […]

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Light Drinking Boosts Memory: Study

By on October 24, 2014 in Natural News
Light Drinking Boosts Memory: Study

Alcohol might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to boosting your memory. But a surprising new study suggests light drinking may actually help you remember things better later in life. The research, published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, linked light and moderate alcohol consumption in […]

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Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Virus, Family Says

By on October 23, 2014 in Natural News
Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Virus, Family Says

Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Brings Risk of Severe Headaches: Study

By on October 23, 2014 in Natural News
Weight Loss Surgery Brings Risk of Severe Headaches: Study

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests. In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension — or low blood pressure in the brain. The condition can trigger headaches while standing that disappear when lying down. […]

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Oral Insulin Effective in Trial

By on October 22, 2014 in Natural News
Oral Insulin Effective in Trial

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc said its oral insulin capsule appeared to be safe and was well-tolerated by diabetics in a mid-stage trial. The Israeli biotechnology company’s shares jumped about 10 percent to $ 8.73 before the bell on Wednesday. The treatment, ORMD-0801, was being tested in 25 patients with type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile […]

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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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