Ebola virus death toll rises to 6,841 – WHO

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll rises to 6,841 – WHO 

GENEVA, Dec. 16 — The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has reached 6,841 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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S. Africa on high alert for measles outbreak

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on S. Africa on high alert for measles outbreak 

CAPE TOWN, Dec. 16 — Health authorities on Monday placed South Africa on high alert for a measles outbreak as cases have been reported in five provinces since earlier this year.

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Feeling younger meant lower death rate for older people: study

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Feeling younger meant lower death rate for older people: study 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — Feeling younger than their actual age might be good for older people.

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Australian researchers find causes for onset of bowel cancer

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Australian researchers find causes for onset of bowel cancer 

MELBOURNE, Dec. 16 — Australian researchers have identified an early cause for bowel cancer and how it resists cancer treatment, boosting chances of better treatment of the disease.

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Australia's birth rate increases for first time in five years

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Australia's birth rate increases for first time in five years 

CANBERRA, Dec. 16 — Australia's birth rate has risen for the first time in five years, according to research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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UK shift workers face obesity, diabetes, mental health disorders: study

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on UK shift workers face obesity, diabetes, mental health disorders: study 

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 , Ekaterina Blinova — Shift workers are facing higher health risks than employees working standard hours, according to the UK's Health Survey data.

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Ebola listed as US top health threat in 2014

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Ebola listed as US top health threat in 2014 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — Ebola virus is listed as the top public health challenge for the United States in 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said in a press statement.

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MGP ‘I-smile’ project in Masbate enters second year

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· 1 Comment 

By Norman B. Tamar

MASBATE CITY Dec. 16 (PNA) –– The Masbate Gold Project (MGP) will hold its second annual medical mission, dubbed as “I-smile,” in the province of Masbate by January or February next year.

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Feature: Simple coffee bean could be vital solution to improving health in Laos' countryside

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Simple coffee bean could be vital solution to improving health in Laos' countryside 

By Steven Cleary, Zhang Jianhua

VIENTIANE, Dec. 16 (PNA/Xinhua) — In a branch of one of the country's most well-known cafe chains, with modern vehicles whizzing by just yards from the door, as beans are ground and enticing blend percolate away, it would be easy to forget that nearby life continue as usual in the underprivileged rural villages in Laos' ruggedly remote and mountainous interior.

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China tightens codeine control over addiction concerns

December 16, 2014 11:55 pm· Comments Off on China tightens codeine control over addiction concerns 

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — China's drug watchdog has ordered a severe crackdown on the illegal sale of cough syrup that contains codeine, a potentially addictive prescription drug.

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