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Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground,” said Sakoba Keita, the ministry’s …

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Kristin Cavallari Talks About Anti-Vaccination Stance

Former Laguna Beach star and shoe designer Kristin Cavallari opened up a little about her anti-vaccination beliefs on Watch What Happens Live last night. After speaking out about refusing to vaccinate her one-year-old son last week, Cavallari further discussed her decision with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen. To backtrack a little, Cavallari recently came under fire for her …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They decided to start with fats, since it was the easiest and least expensive,” according to a report by CNN. “They drew blood from …

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Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You

“When I can’t pay attention, I really can’t pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his struggle to encourage others going through it to seek help. The disease, often characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inability to focus, and a short …

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Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases and ailments such as heart attack, stroke, and even depression. However, the new study finds that Vitamin D in supplement …

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Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official

We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact lenses. It’s not what you think though. It’s not the contact lens version of Google Glass. At least not yet. …

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Valerie Trierweiler Hospitalized for Depression Due To Hollande Affair Rumors

France’s first lady has been hospitalized following affair rumors of her partner, President Francois Hollande. Valerie Trierweiler, 48, has been in the hospital since Friday after reports were made that Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet were seeing each other. Celebrity magazine, Closer, initially published the rumors in an article, which sent the first lady into an emotional spiral. (image) The …

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Inmates Pathogens: State Prison Exposed To Viruses

A state prison in west Phoenix, Ariz., could possibly be in danger of blood-borne pathogens, better known as viruses that can be transmitted through body fluids or blood. Twenty-four inmates may have been exposed to the pathogens Sunday after a nurse from health care provider; Corizon Health Inc. had improperly injected the insulin. HIV and Hepatitis B and C are three …

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Reno Shooting: Two Dead, Including Shooter

Before committing suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a shooter injured two and killed one other person on Tuesday in a building adjacent to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. The shooting took place around 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Neurology office in the Center for Advanced Medicine and Neurology of Nevada. According to CNN, ophthalmic …

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J&J Company to Pay $1.25 Million Over Expiration Dates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has settled a civil penalty case against Johnson & Johnson company Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP). ASP has agreed to pay $1.25 million over misbranded products that it distributed. Two ASP executives have also settled with the FDA over the matter. ASP President Bernard Zovighian has agreed to pay $30,000 …

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Autism Project in GA is Working for Early Diagnosis

Hearing that your child has a disorder is nothing any parent wants to hear, but often many developmental disorders are discovered when the child is fairly young. This isn’t always the case with autism, though, as the median age children are diagnosed is around eight years old. An autism research center has partnered with a group in Georgia to raise …

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FDA Okays First ADHD Brain Wave Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the marketing of a brain wave test for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and teens. The device is the first one to use brain function to assess children 6 to 17 years old for ADHD. The FDA concluded that the test can help confirm an ADHD diagnosis when used as part …

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