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40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection

Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, ...

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Researcher exposes MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

Beachgoers know there is always some risk of disease, but a recent study by a Kent State University researcher shows they may not be aware of all the dangers the beach poses.

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Study suggests social workers lack tools to identify potential chronic child neglect

Neglect accounts for more than 75 percent of all child protection cases in the United States, yet, despite this alarming frequency, child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for ...

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Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice

A new Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought, study finds

As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.

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Valley fever cases see major spike in November

Valley fever cases in November saw a 50-percent spike over the previous month, leading experts at the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to predict a significant increase ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life

A study led by the University of Southampton has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Urine test developed to test for tuberculosis

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of researchers has developed a urine test that can be used to detect tuberculosis (TB) in human patients. In their paper published in Science Translational ...

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Serial hsTnT level IDs risk of 30-day adverse cardiac event

(HealthDay)—High-sensitivity troponin (hsTnT) assay can identify patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome at very low risk for 30-day adverse cardiac events (ACE), according ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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