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  • Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts’ Immune Systems

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests. That could be a real problem on any long missions to asteroids, the moon and Mars undertaken in the future, because getting a cold or flu while [...]

  • Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who received it, even if they didn’t get the medication [...]

  • Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]

  • Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]

  • European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says. Researchers studied so-called community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, which occur in healthy people who have not recently been hospitalized. These infections typically affect the [...]

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