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2 hrs ago | Reuters

CDC warns of Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ''immediate and urgent action'' must be taken to avoid an Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Natural Disasters

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times of India

TB epidemic driven by lack of food in India

A child suffering from tuberculosis in India, which has the highest number of new cases of TB and of TB-related deaths in the world, with 2.3 million new cases and an estimated 320,000 deaths annually.

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Related Topix: India, Asia, World News, Natural Disasters,

CNews

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

Residents of West Point neighbourhood, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of Ebola, receive food rations from the United Nations World Food Program in Monrovia on August 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Guinea, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Natural Disasters

Yahoo!

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters

Daily Mail

Man who killed son now charged in 1st wife's death

A padlocked fridge, no store trips and even dog food has to be hidden: The heartbreaking condition driving Hannah, 14, to 'eat herself to death' and how her insurance won't pay out for treatment Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as her mother, 81, remains in serious condition after being placed in a medically-induced coma ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Natural Disasters, Seneca County, NY, Romulus, NY

The Medina Gazette

Heroin epidemic hitting Medina County families

Mead Wilkins, director of Job and Family Services of Medina County, updated county commissioners Tuesday on how the rise of heroin use in the county is effecting young children and families.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medina County, OH, Natural Disasters

The Globe and Mail

The 90-90-90 solution to AIDS pandemic

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, wear an AIDS awareness ribbon as he takes questions from reporters after speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday February 19, 2012.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Canada

Newkerala.com

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Natural Disasters

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Switched

Thousands Are Sexually Assaulted In The U.S. Military Every Year. These Are Some Of Their Stories.

In 2009, Jessica Hinves, then an Air Force fighter jet mechanic, said was raped by a member of her squadron -- a man she had considered a good friend.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Natural Disasters, Fort Jackson, US Army

The Nation

Columbia University E-mail Reveals Disdain for Anti-Rape Campus Movement

Red tape placed over the mouth of a statue of Athena outside Low Memorial Library at Columbia University.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, Emerson College

WMMV-AM Melbourne

Marine Animal Deaths & ET Warfare

Earthfiles investigative reporter, Linda Moulton Howe , discussed the continuing West Coast die-off of sea stars; concerns that warming ocean waters will allow new viruses, bacteria and microbes to attack marine life; and information about a USAF Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Natural Disasters

Scientific American

Ebola Drug Saves Infected Monkeys

The drug - a cocktail of three purified immune proteins, or monoclonal antibodies, that target the Ebola virus - has been given to seven people.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Reuters

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, World News, Guinea

Yahoo!

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, World News, Guinea

Bangor Daily News

UN asked to lead Ebola fight on news that epidemic could infect 20,000, spread to more countries

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, Guinea, World News

WNYC-AM New York

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Liberia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters

RTE.ie

More than 300 genetic changes in Ebola virus

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, Tarrytown, NY

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Times

In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other

Some people are swimming in and out of the Ebola quarantine zone in the seaside capital of Monrovia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Washington, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Windsor Beacon

U.S. officials announce Ebola vaccine trial launch

This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Natural Disasters

Animal

Weed Could Help Stop Painkiller Overdose Epidemic

With people abusing opioid-based drugs cross the country, a new study published by the Jama Internal Medicine suggests a safer alternative.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Chronic Pain, Medicine, Health, Pain, Marijuana

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