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  • Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea. So far, the vaccine has been 100 percent effective in individuals, the United Nation’s World Health Organization [...]

  • Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — North American salamanders could be decimated by a deadly fungus unless a ban is placed on imported salamanders that can carry the fungus, researchers report. Salamanders are popular pets, and they’re shipped worldwide. However, there are concerns that a certain fungus — nicknamed “Bsal” — could be carried by [...]

  • Doctors Often Miss This Rare Infection That Causes Back Pain

    People with back pain that doesn’t improve with treatment could have a rare type of spine infection, new guidelines suggest.

  • Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A certain class of antibiotics used to treat deadly bacterial infections puts patients at high risk for hearing loss, research in mice suggests. Newborns with life-threatening infections are often given these antibiotics, the researchers said. Investigators focused on aminoglycoside antibiotics, which doctors rely on to treat meningitis, bacteremia, and respiratory [...]

  • Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday. Zion Harvey, 8, became the recipient of the world’s first double hand transplant performed on a child, following 10 hours of surgery by [...]

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