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Chronic Fatigue Could Be Biological

Posted On March 01, 2015

(Undated) -- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could be a biological condition, not a psychological one as previously believed. A new Columbia University study looked at hundreds of patients with CFS and compared data to their healthy counterparts. Researchers found 51 immune biomarkers in blood samples they say point toward distinct disease stages. The study's authors say…

Clinical Trials Of Ebola Drug ZMapp Begin

Posted On March 01, 2015

(Undated) -- The first clinical trials of the Ebola drug ZMapp are beginning in Liberia and the United States. The trials will allow researchers to better understand the effectiveness and safety of the experimental treatment. The drug has been administered to a handful of patients, including two American missionaries. If the trials are successful, ZMapp…

WHO Warns Of Potential For Flu Pandemic

Posted On February 27, 2015

(London) -- There's a warning coming from the World Health Organization about the potential for a global flu pandemic. In a seven-page report, the WHO noted progress in flu surveillance and response but health experts conclude that rapidly mutating flu viruses could kill millions around the globe before new vaccines can be developed to stop…

America Ready For Rare Disease Day

Posted On February 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Do you know someone with an officially-designated rare disease? You'll want to know that tomorrow is Rare Disease Day worldwide. Author Sean Hepburn Ferrer's mother, actress Audrey Hepburn, died of a rare cancer. He says his family didn't know where to turn when she was diagnosed.   Hepburn-Ferrer is this year's official ambassador…

Decision On Ebola Vaccine Pushed To August

Posted On February 27, 2015

(Geneva) -- It's going to take until at least August for an advisory board to decide if an Ebola vaccine should be widely distributed. The World Health Organization said today that the delay allows time to test the vaccine. A WHO spokesman said initial tests of the vaccine are encouraging. The decision will also depend…