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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Ebola epidemic death toll tops 2,400 as Cuba sends medical team

In Cuba, doctors and nurses are heeding the call for help to fight Ebola. The communist island nation says it's sending 165 healthcare workers to West Africa, where the worst outbreak of the disease in history is raging.

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6 hrs ago | Financial Times

Novo Nordisk and the diabetes epidemic

Sep 14, 2014 : Rising insulin sales have made Novo Nordisk one of the strongest growth stories in the pharma sector.

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10 hrs ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Combatting the obesity epidemic

Australia is quickly becoming one of the fattest countries in the world. Almost two thirds of us are now overweight or obese, with poor diets and high BMIs the major causes of disease in this country.

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15 hrs ago | Longridge Today

Ebola epidemic stops aid visits to stricken area

John and Carol at Carol s crochet cushion and cover stall which raised i 1 2264 for the skills centre Christ Church supports in Kailanuh in Sierra Leone. The tragic outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was brought home when John Spencer helped to raise funds for the stricken area.

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19 hrs ago | The Times of India

J&K: Fears of epidemic loom large, rescue operations hit due to rain

SRINAGAR: After few clear days, rain returned to the Kashmir valley on Sunday in bad news for flood victims as it could hamper rescue operations in the submerged areas. It is already being reported that rescue operations being conducted by the Indian Air Force from Jammu airbase have been affected due to rainfall.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Ebola crisis: 'I don't think people have cottoned on to the urgency of this calamity'

Red Cross health workers remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: AFP He knows death intimately.

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Reuters

Liberian president appeals to Obama for U.S. help to beat Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun.

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Reuters

Liberian president appeals to Obama for U.S. help to beat Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Natural Disasters

The Age

Ebola crisis: 'I don't think people have cottoned on to the urgency of this calamity'

Red Cross health workers remove the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: AFP He knows death intimately.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis

The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemiology, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liberia, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases

National Public Radio

How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

There's no question Ebola is one of the most terrifying diseases out there. It causes a painful death , typically kills more than 50 percent of those infected and essentially has no cure.

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Thanh Nein News

A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun,...

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva the vast nature of the outbreak -- particularly in the three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- required a massive emergency response.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Taking the fight against the deadly prescription drug epidemic online

In its effort to tackle the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the federal government has taken a couple of major steps in the past few weeks. First, it put tighter restrictions on medications containing hydrocodone, a widely prescribed and highly addictive painkiller.

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WILX-TV Lansing

Prosecutor: Domestic Violence an "Epidemic"

Lorne joined the News 10 team in June 2013 and couldn't be happier to be living his dream as a video journalist in Lansing. But Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III still hangs a t-shirt in his office, bearing her name and her story.

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Examiner.com

Dr. Oz: Heart attack epidemic in women under 55 and insulin pump Miss Idaho

Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the alarming epidemic of heart attacks among women under age 55 on Thursday's episode of the Dr. Oz Show . He also spoke to Miss Idaho 2014 Sierra Sandison, who made international news after wearing an insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of her state beauty pageant.

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Washington Times

Image of Asia: Vaccinating 13 million Filipinos

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a health worker vaccinates a baby in the Philippines during a monthlong campaign to immunize 13 million children nationwide against measles, rubella and polio. The campaign has reached an estimated 30 percent of its target in the first two weeks.

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Brandon Sun

Where is the Ebola outbreak going? Nowhere good, experts increasingly warn

The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world towards a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. The article reveals that experts are worried ongoing transmission of the virus through people runs the risk of giving rise to mutations that will allow Ebola to spread through the air, like some of the world's most contagious viruses.

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Tri-County News

A Hunger For More

The potential for catastrophic impact as the Ebola virus mercilessly spreads unabated in African cities, moves us, it is to be hoped, at least in sympathy. The racism, hurt, distrust, and anger uncovered in the events at Ferguson, Mo., should pierce our hearts and spur us on to reconciliation and change.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Bioethicists call for greater first-world response to Ebola outbreak

Amid recent discussion about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Penn Medicine physicians say that high-income countries like the United States have an obligation to help those affected by the outbreak and to advance research to fight the deadly disease-including in the context of randomized clinical trials of new drugs to combat the virus. The two new editorials, which will appear "online first" in JAMA on September 11th, are written by faculty members in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King's College London.

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The Arizona Republic

Ebola patient got transfusion from cured doctor

An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missionary doctor who survived the disease, hospital officials confirmed Thursday. Ebola patient got transfusion from cured doctor An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missionary doctor who survived the disease, hospital officials confirmed Thursday.

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