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Dr. Fauci Is Concerned About Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Undated) -- The director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is concerned about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa   Doctor Anthony Fauci blames the culture of the West African nations for Ebola spreading at such a high rate. He says it's very common for people in those countries to try…

Ebola Treatment First Discovered At Arizona State

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Untested tobacco plants being grown at Arizona State University could have saved the lives of two Americans infected with the Ebola virus. The head of the ASU Biodesign Institute Charles Arntzen says his research involving tobacco plants has not been approved by the government to treat the deadly disease.   The experimental…

Daily Low Dose Of Aspirin Has Multiple Benefits

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Undated) -- Aspirin is showing promise in preventing certain types of cancer. Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London say people who take even a small dose of aspirin every day can lower their risk of stomach, bowel and colorectal cancers. Regular doses of aspirin also seemed to help prevent strokes. People who benefited…

British Airways Suspends Some African Flights

Posted On August 05, 2014

(London) -- British Airways has halted flights in and out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as concerns mount about the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Flights will be suspended until at least the end of August due to what the airline called a "deteriorating public health situation." Natalie Feary reports.   Play…

NYC Health Commissioner Discusses Ebola Precautions

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Brooklyn, NY) -- New York City Health Commissioner Doctor Mary Bassett says the city has taken precautions in the event of a person with Ebola showing up at an area hospital.   Bassett reassures New Yorkers that Ebola is not highly infectious, and that there needs to be contact with bodily fluids to transmit the…