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Study: Tomatoes May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Tomatoes may reduce the risk for prostate cancer by almost 20 percent, a new study says. Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Bristol studied the diets and lifestyles of 1,806 prostate cancer patients between the ages of 50 and 69, and compared them to 12,005 cancer-free men. The study found that men who consumed more than 10 servings ... Read More »

FDA Approves GSK’s Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the human testing of the experimental Ebola drug, as the deadly virus continues to sweep across West Africa. British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is expected to begin the trial next week to assess the safety and efficacy of the drug. GSK is co-developing the vaccine with the Vaccine Research Centre of the National Institutes of ... Read More »

Nigerian Schools Ordered to Remain Closed Until October to Prevent Spread of Ebola Virus

The Nigerian government directed all private and public primary and secondary schools in the country to remain closed till October 13, as preventive measure against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Minister of Education Mallam Shekarau Ibrahim said the decision to extend schools’ holiday was to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students throughout Nigeria while the ... Read More »

CDC Warns Ebola Outbreak Will Get Worse

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak in Africa will get worse and cooperation of countries is urgently needed. U. S. CDC director Tom Frieden traveled to Sierra Leone and Liberia and said the situation in the countries as terrible. Doctors Without Borders also warned that the influx of patients particularly in ... Read More »

Weber Country Dairy Suspended over Contaminated Raw Milk

The outbreak of illness that was reported in several counties in Utah was linked in a Weber County Dairy that led to the decision of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to suspend its license to distribute raw milk until the issue is resolved. DA said the 45 cases have been reported from Cache County to Salt Lake County. ... Read More »

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 »