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Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday.


POSTED JULY 18, 2019 3:27 PM
Congo confirms first case of Ebola in major city of Goma
The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 12:40 PM
Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study
Two experimental Ebola drugs have been found to be effective in treating the strain of the deadly virus responsible for the deaths of more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to new research published Tuesday.


POSTED JULY 09, 2019 10:30 PM
Fighting Ebola is hard but mistrust and fear is making it harder
When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn't believe it was real.


POSTED JUNE 23, 2019 2:05 AM
She lived for 99 years with organs in all the wrong places and never knew it
On an early spring day in 2018, the faint smell of formaldehyde floating in the air, 26-year-old medical student Warren Nielsen and four of his classmates prepped a cadaver in the chilly dissection lab at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.


POSTED APRIL 09, 2019 8:53 AM
What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds
Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet.


POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 11:40 PM
Majority of sunscreens would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report to say
Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce next week.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 7:15 PM
Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her
Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too.


POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 6:47 PM
Raising an intersex child: 'This is your body. ... There's nothing to be ashamed of'
When Stephani Lohman got her first look at her newborn in the delivery room, she playfully hit her husband, Eric, on the arm. She made a flustered comment about how ultrasounds could get the sex of the child wrong.


POSTED APRIL 15, 2019 11:45 AM
Surprising factors that may keep you thin
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to stay trim effortlessly, while the majority of Americans struggle with their weight?


POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:18 PM

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