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Fiancee of Ebola patient returns home

Morgan Dixon, the fiancee of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, was released from Bellevue Hospital in New York City but remains in quarantine.

More than 10,000 people infected with Ebola, WHO says

Nearly half of the more than 10,000 Ebola patients in largest outbreak ever have died, the World Health Organization said Saturday

Nurse quarantined in N.J. criticizes the way she has been treated

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Kaci Hickox writes first-person account of her experience as third state implements mandatory quarantine for high-risk travelers

Well: Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?

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Well: Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?
Readers ask: Why isn’t everyone who arrives from West Africa immediately tested for Ebola? Why don’t we look at their blood under a microscope?

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment "frenzy of disorganization"

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U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment "frenzy of disorganization"
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a "frenzy of disorganization." Kaci Hickox, who arrived at Newark airport in New Jersey on Friday, described hours of questioning by officials in protective gear and what she said was a ... 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

UTSW researchers receive CPRIT funding to expand genetic screening program

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(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 ... more

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung

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(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A better survival outcome is associated with low blood levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen, or absence ... 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
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A qualitative exploration of the use of calendar landmarking instruments in cancer symptom research

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Background: Late diagnosis is considered to be a major factor contributing to poorer cancer survival rates in the UK. Interventions have focussed on the promotion ... more

`Just another incentive scheme¿: a qualitative interview study of a local pay-for-performance scheme for primary care

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Background: A range of policy initiatives have addressed inequalities in healthcare and health outcomes. Local pay-for-performance schemes for primary care have been advocated as means ... more

Anticoagulant treatment in German family practices ¿ screening results from a cluster randomized controlled trial

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Background: Oral anticoagulation (OAC) with coumarins and new anticoagulants are highly effective in preventing thromboembolic complications. However, some studies indicate that over- and under-treatment with ... more

Nurse-led home visitation programme to improve health-related quality of life and reduce disability among potentially frail community-dwelling older people in general practice: a theory-based process evaluation

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Background: Population ageing fosters new models of care delivery for older people that are increasingly integrated into existing care systems. In the Netherlands, a primary-care ... more

Somali women's view of physical activity - a focus group study

published Wed, Oct 22 2014 19:00 GMT
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