Ebola case reported near S.Sudan border: health official

The Ebola virus, isolated in November 2014 from patient blood samples obtained in Mali. The virus was isolated on Vero cells in a BSL-4 suite at Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Credit: NIAID South Sudan has stepped up surveillance along its porous southern border after an Ebola case was detected just inside DR Congo, an health official in Juba told AFP Wednesday. […]

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WHO urges broader use of Ebola vaccine as DR Congo case numbers climb

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged a dramatic broadening of Ebola vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 1,000 people. More than 111,000 people have already received the protective jab, through a so-called ring vaccination approach aimed at immunising every person who has been in contact with the […]

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Case study: Bartonella and sudden-onset adolescent schizophrenia

In a new case study, researchers at North Carolina State University describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection. This study adds to the growing body of evidence that Bartonella infection can mimic a host of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, and could open up new avenues of […]

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Chance from one of survival to one Million: How early Chen George five Times the death defeated

Over 20 blood transfusions, blood poisoning, and three different hospitals and six operations. The list of treatments of George Bownes of the United Kingdom is a long one. The little Boy was born in July of last year. Three months early. When George was born, he weighed less than 700 grams and was as big as a syringe. “The Doctors […]

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The Case for Skipping Parties and Making New Year's Eve a Night of Self-Care

New Year’s Eve is a time of festive celebration—of dressing up, hitting a dance floor or crowded bar, and counting down to midnight, all to the sounds of music blasting and champagne corks popping. It’s about being with friends and loved ones, and waving good-bye to the old and welcoming in the new. Well, we’re totally on board with the out with the […]

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High-strength opioid formulations: The case for the federal minister of health to recall them

One regulatory tool that has yet to be deployed to curb the ongoing opioid epidemic is the power of the federal minister of health to recall high-strength opioid formulations from the market. These opioid formulations can harm patients with chronic pain in multiple ways and the minister could recall them, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “In […]

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The case of Kaliningrad in the hospital provoked a new wave of hatred against the doctors

One of the resonant Russian news health last week was the death of the newborn in the Kaliningrad hospital № 4. Many news sources, not waiting to be aware of all the circumstances, the headings sharply accused the chief physician of the medical institution. Following this, a large number of posts of hate to the doctors on the part of […]

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