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Banned Hormone to Athletes May Help the Brains of Premature Babies

The hormone erythropoietin or EPO may help prevent brain injuries in preterm babies, a new study says. EPO is a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells. It is banned among athletes but was used illegally to boost performance. But a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the University Hospital of Geneva shows EPO can ... Read More »

Liberian Doctor Who Received Ebola Experimental Drug Dies

A Liberian doctor who received an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials confirmed. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, had received ZMapp, along with two other doctors treating Ebola patients in Liberia. Information Minister Lewis Brown said on Monday that Borbor showed signs of improvement but got worst and died on Sunday. No details ... Read More »

Canada Evacuates Three Medical Workers in Sierra Leone over Ebola Concern

Canada pulls out of Sierra Leone its three-member mobile laboratory team after people in their hotel complex were tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The Canada’s Public Health Agency said the Canadian nationals had no contact with the infected people in the area and are not also showing signs of the disease. The agency added that the risk is ... Read More »

Unvaccinated Students Advise to Stay at Home Amid Mumps Outbreak in Ohio

Ohio students who haven’t been vaccinated for mumps could stay at home amid mumps outbreak in the state. Health officials are asking unvaccinated kids to stay home for at least 25 days after a case is reported in their community. According to the Columbus City Health Department, there were 481 cases reported in central Ohio since March and more than ... Read More »

More Parents See Their Overweight Kids As Healthy

A new study in Pediatrics reveals that more and more parents see their overweight kids as “healthy.” The study asked parents in 2005 to 2008 about the weight of their children. It was found that they are more likely to admit they thought their overweight child was healthy compared to parents asked between 1988 and 1994. In addition, according to ... Read More »

Gut Bacteria May Help Prevent Food Allergies

A common bacteria found in the gut may help prevent food allergies, a new study reveals. Although the study was done to mice, it suggests that probiotic therapies could be developed to help prevent potentially life threatening anaphylactic reactions to foods such as peanuts. Researchers conducted a study that exposed several groups of mice to allergens. The first group of ... Read More »

E-cigarettes Tempting Youths to Smoke, CDC Study Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that electronic cigarettes are tempting non-smoking youths to smoke, and once the adolescents have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to try regular cigarettes. The report released by CDC on Monday supports arguments that e- cigarettes encourage youth to smoke. The CDC analyzed data from the National Youth Tobacco Surveys of ... Read More »

British Rapper Suspect For James Foley Murder

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Both the American and British intelligence authorities are looking for the suspect behind the killing of journalist James Foley. Authorities are already making further investigation regarding a British rapper suspect.   According to a statement made by an intelligence officer, Abdel Majed Abdel Bary is the suspect who is believed to have beheaded the journalist. Bary is a 23-year-old rapper ... Read More »

British National Infected of Ebola Receiving Treatment in London hospital

The first British national who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has landed in RAF Northolt in U.K. on board a specially-equipped military aircraft on Sunday and he was then transported to Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital. The man has been named as 29-year-old William Pooley. He was one of the volunteer nurses at a clinic in Kenema district ... Read More »