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Doctors Group Says Controlling Ebola Outbreak Will Take Six Months

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Undated) -- An international medical relief group says it will take six months to control West Africa's Ebola outbreak. Doctors Without Borders says the situation in West Africa feels like "wartime." The group says controlling the outbreak that's killed more than a thousand people will require greater leadership from the World Health Organization. The president…

New Vaccine Offers Protection Against Chikungunya

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Undated) -- A new vaccine is appears to provide protection against chikungunya virus. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say initial tests showed the vaccine increases antibodies that fight the disease. Chikungunya causes headache, fever, muscle and joint paint, fatigue, and rash. The mosquito-borne disease has infected almost two-million people throughout Asia since 2005.…

Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Undated) -- The ice bucket challenge is a fundraising goldmine. So far the social media fad has helped raise more than two-million dollars for the national ALS Association since July 29th. Compare that to 25-thousand dollars in donations for the same period last year. The challenge is being done to raise awareness of ALS, better…

Ticking Clocks Trigger Biological Clocks

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Undated) -- The sight or sound of a ticking clock can actually trigger a woman's "biological clock" in her head. Florida State researchers say something as subtle as a ticking clock will make some women want to start a family at an earlier age. The ticking clock phenomenon was especially true for women who had…

Human Testing For Ebola Virus Vaccine

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Ames, IA) -- An Iowa drug company says it can begin further testing on a new vaccine for the Ebola virus. New Link Genetics in Ames says the vaccine has shown a 100-percent effectiveness in preventing the disease in primates. The Defense Department has approved human testing of the drug.