Health

Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows

Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows

Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures

U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

United States government health officials were among those from 31 countries in the Americas attending an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

Science edged closer to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

ACID REFLUX is an epidemic affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans. In addition to heartburn and indigestion, reflux symptoms may include postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma. Taken together, sales of prescribed and over-the-counter anti-reflux medications exceed $13 billion per year

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday

How Ebola virus originated

How Ebola virus originated

A recent discovery revealed that filoviruses a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative Marburg belong could be traced back to at least 16-23 million years ago. Filoviruses were likely to have existed in the Miocene Epoch and at that time, lines leading to Ebola and Marburg had already rooted out, as stated

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome toll rises to 319

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome toll rises to 319

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or the MERS, virus has killed 319 people since 2012, the World Health Organization said Friday

WHO expects large Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

WHO expects large Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015

Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache

Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache

New research published in Neurology suggests bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for spontaneous intracranial hypotension - a condition that causes severe headaches

U.S. Ebola 'czar' starts work, vaccine drive launched

U.S. Ebola

The new U.S. Ebola "czar" starts work on Wednesday as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus, and drugmakers started a project to accelerate development of a vaccine and produce millions of doses.