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Ebola patient Nina Pham free of virus

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who was infected with the Ebola virus, was discharged from the National Institutes of Health Friday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the NIH, declared Pham virus-free. Fauci and Pham addressed the media Friday morning.

Something in the air could raise autism risk

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Two toxins found in air pollution may be linked to developmental disorder

Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey 'focused on family' amid separation

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Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey 'focused on family' amid separation
Annie MartinNEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Nick Cannon says he and Mariah Carey are focused on keeping their children's lives normal as they go through marital issues.

S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigns, pleads guilty to campaign-finance violations

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S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigns, pleads guilty to campaign-finance violations
Aileen GraefCOLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to state campaign-finance violations.

Mali's first Ebola case, a two-yr-old girl, dies: official

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died, a local health official said on Friday. The health official, who asked not to be named, said she died in the western Malian town of Kayes at around 1600 GMT. There was no immediate official comment from health authorities but Oumar Sylla, a Kayes resident, said local radio stations were reporting the information. (Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel ... more

Scientists engineer toxin-secreting stem cells to treat brain tumors

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(Harvard University) Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain ... more

Precise and programmable biological circuits

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(ETH Zurich) A team led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson has developed several new components for biological circuits. These components are key building blocks for ... more

Useful markers to predict response to chemotherapy in patients with liver cancer

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(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) A study led by the researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research, Isabel Fabregat, could serve to select patients with hepatocellular ... more

Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma

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(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that ... more

TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of thyroid cancer

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(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) An analysis of the genomes of nearly 500 papillary thyroid carcinomas -- the most common form of thyroid cancer -- ... more
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Somali women's view of physical activity - a focus group study

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Background: Physical inactivity presents a major public health challenge and is estimated to cause six to ten percent of the major non-communicable diseases. Studies show ... more

Intimate partner violence and physical and mental health among women utilizing community health services in Gujarat, India

published Wed, Oct 15 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health threat which causes injury and acute and chronic physical and mental health problems. In India, ... more

Interventions to reduce postpartum stress in first-time mothers: a randomized-controlled trial

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The postpartum period can be a challenging time particularly for first-time mothers. This study aimed to assess two different interventions designed to reduce stress ... more

Natural history of ovarian endometrioma in pregnancy

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Ovarian endometriomas are classified as benign ovarian lesions. During pregnancy endometriomas may undergo major morphological changes which are referred to as 'decidualisation'. Decidualised ovarian ... more

Contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning among HIV positive women on antiretroviral therapy in Kumasi, Ghana

published Fri, Oct 10 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: A key strategy for minimizing HIV infection rates especially via reduction of Mother- to-Child transmission is by reducing the unmet need for family planning. ... more