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World Bank President Appeals For Ebola Volunteers

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- The president of the World Bank is appealing to healthcare workers to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. During a visit to Ethiopia, Jim Yong Kim said at least five thousand healthcare workers are needed to stop the spread of the disease. Kim blames the lack of volunteers on fear, saying…

Healthy Alternatives For Halloween Candy

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- There are plenty of healthy treats to hand out on Halloween, you just might have to get creative.   Registered Dietitian Jennifer Willoughby at Cleveland Clinic Children's says a bag of trail mix is also a good option. If you're looking to be unique, try passing out unsalted pumpkin seeds to the trick-or-treaters…

Ebola Bullying Prompts Calls For Action

Posted On October 28, 2014

(New York, NY) -- There are calls for action after two Bronx brothers from Senegal were bullied by classmates. Ousmane Drame says his boys loved going to school until kids punched and beat them, calling them "Ebola."   The nine-year-old and eleven-year-old boys ended up in the emergency room last week and say they're afraid…

Heart Failure Linked To Way Your Body Metabolizes Food

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- The way our body metabolizes foods high in fat and cholesterol could lead to heart failure.   Doctor Stanley Hazen with the Cleveland Clinic says the way microbes work in our bodies put certain people at risk of dying from heart failure. He says a blood test can determine whether you have high…

San Diego Company Creates Ten-Minute Ebola Test

Posted On October 28, 2014

(San Diego, CA) -- A San Diego company claims they can now detect if a patient has Ebola in less than ten minutes. The breakthrough technology is called "Ebola Plus," and it uses a single drop of blood. Once blood is drawn, a silicon chip is used to detect the virus as blood flows over…