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Ebola outbreak spurs global race to find cure

A look at where things stand with the most advanced efforts in finding find a marketable treatment for the virus

New app for medical marijuana users

There's a new smartphone app that allows medical marijuana users to get delivery from dispensaries to their door. The app, Nestdrop, is a medical delivery service created by founders Roddy Rodnia and Michael Pycher. KCBS reports.

Liberian healthcare workers in Minnesota asked to help combat Ebola

Liberian natives who have healthcare jobs in the U.S. are being urged to consider traveling to the area where Ebola is at its worst -- West Africa. A congressman explained the need for help to quell the spread of the virus. WCCO has the story.

The latest on the Ebola crisis

Up-to-date news on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and overseas

What to do if you think you have Ebola symptoms

Walk-in clinics are convenient, but hospital emergency rooms are better equipped to deal with potential Ebola cases


Genetic variant protects some Latina women from breast cancer

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(University of California - San Francisco) An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women ... more

Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may increase the growth of breast cancer cells

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(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Oslo have discovered ... more

Penn physician and historian Robert Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine

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(University of Pennsylvania) Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one ... more

Van Andel Research Institute funds $7.5M to continue stand up to cancer epigenetics dream team

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(Entertainment Industry Foundation) Van Andel Research Institute is providing $7.5 million to continue the work of the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Epigentics Dream Team. ... more

New study demonstrates advances in creating treatment for common childhood blood cancer

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(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude new drug in development may offer first ... more
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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

Are single mothers' higher smoking rates mediated by dysfunctional coping styles?

published Tue, Oct 07 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Smoking prevalence has been shown to be considerably higher among single mothers as compared to their married or cohabiting counterparts. This study examines whether ... more