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Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


African Union Intensifies Fight Against Ebola

The African Union (AU) has announced that 187 Ethiopian health workers have left Addis Ababa to join the AU Support to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The health workers will join others who have been fighting the disease in the three countries most affected by Ebola namely Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.The Ethiopian contingent comprises […]

E-Cigarettes. Photo by Izord, Wikipedia Commons.
E-Cigarettes. Photo by Izord, Wikipedia Commons.


US Teen Use Of E-Cigarettes Growing, With Hawaii Leading

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the US, and Hawaii teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, reports to a new study. The findings by University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers come as e-cigarettes grow in popularity and the Food and Drug Administration is considering how to regulate their […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Simple Steps To Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation

While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of donors can help ensure that the organ supply is safe, while having […]

The human brain
The human brain


Hepatitis C Ruled Out As Cause Of Mental Impairment In HIV Patients

Advances in treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have made it possible for people with HIV to survive much longer. As they age, however, many experience impaired thinking, memory loss, mood swings and other evidence of impaired mental function. To stop these changes, scientists have to learn what is causing them. One possibility researchers are […]