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Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency in Congo today

Geneva – The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday. The virus spreads this week to Goma, a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, which other …

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For healthy blood pressure, both figures are important

The bottom figure in blood pressure reading (the diastolic pressure) has sometimes played second fidelity to the highest number (systolic) in clinical settings, but new research confirms that both numbers are important in determining a person's heart disease. 19659002] The study, from researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California, was published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. "Although systolic …

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Genetics by far the biggest factor in autism risk, study says

For decades, researchers and parents have been looking for clues about what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which now affects about 1 in 59 children in the United States. Now, a sweeping new study looking at more than 2 million people from five countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Israel and Australia) found that about 80% of a person's risk of developing …

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Ebola outbreaks in Congo are a global health protection

The Executive Director of Unicef, Henrietta Fore, said in a statement: "This is an emergency. There is a very high risk that the Ebola outbreak could spread to neighboring countries, so the international community should quickly gather to make sure it doesn't happen. " [ Like the Science Times page on Facebook. 19659003] | Subscribe to Science Times newsletter. ] …

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Menstrual cups are actually a safe alternative to tampons and pillows, Research Review finds.

People who prefer to use menstrual cups during their time can be calmed down by a new study this week. It suggests that the products are cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to tampons and cushions, while being safe and can provide approximately the same level of protection against leakage. But there must be more quality research on their benefits and …

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Researchers find a new way to kill disease-bearing mosquitoes

Jeremy Rehm, Associated Press Updated 11:36 PDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 FIL – 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito that acquires blood meal from a human host. Click through the gallery to look at diseases that have caused panic. less FILE – This 2003 photo from the Centers for …

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What are the symptoms of glioblastoma? Brain cancer treatment, survival rates

Glioblastoma is a disease so deadly it is called "the terminator" and "the eraser" because the fast-growing brain cancer can affect anyone, and comes with a grim prognosis. If it is spreads, the tumor can affect cognition, mood, behavior and every function of the body, leaving a previously active and otherwise healthy person unable to work or doing everyday activities, …

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