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More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal. Based on...(more) 

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Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

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By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking...(more) 

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Liberian president orders curfew over Ebola outbreak

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Monrovia (AFP) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced a night-time curfew from Wednesday and the quarantine of two neighbourhoods, including one in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to stem the deadly Ebola outbreak. 

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Top doctor is Nigeria's fifth Ebola death

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A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Tuesday. Chukwu said the doctor was "the most senior who participated in the management of the (first Ebola)...(more) 

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Study links antibiotic to heart death risk

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Danish researchers reported a link Wednesday between a commonly-used antibiotic and a "significantly" higher risk of heart deaths, while observers urged caution in interpreting the results. In a study published online by the British medical journal The BMJ, the team said clarithromycin use was associated with...(more) 

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In Liberia, a Child Thought to Have Ebola

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The 10-year-old boy, found without his family, was eventually transported to a hospital in Monrovia. 

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Researchers develop gel that wards off superbugs

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A team of researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University in Canada has made a breakthrough in the war on hospital superbugs, have used natural proteins to develop an innovative antibacterial gel that kills the dreaded Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli. The potion is...(more) 

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Huge discrepancies on heart disease in Europe

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Russians and Ukrainians aged 55 to 59 die from coronary heart disease at a higher rate than Frenchmen who are 20 years older, a study released Wednesday of Europe's cardiovascular health showed. Drawing on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for Economic...(more) 

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California may have paid millions for fraudulent drug treatment: audit

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A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed. The report released Tuesday by the California State Auditor showed that the state's Drug Medi-Cal program may have paid more than $3 million in...(more) 

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Time to Put Policy Over Politics

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In August 2012, President Obama extended the policy of deferred action (known as DACA) and provided temporary relief from deportation and made available work permits for certain undocumented children and young adults. For many, this has been nothing short of life-changing.DACA children and young adults, also...(more) 

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UK cost agency backs Celgene bone marrow drug in change of tack

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Celgene's drug Revlimid should be an option on Britain's state health service for patients with serious bone marrow disorders and a specific chromosomal abnormality, the country's cost agency said on Wednesday. The final draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) represents...(more) 

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FDA approves Sanofi's Gaucher disease drug Cerdelga

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Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has approved Sanofi SA's drug Cerdelga to treat patients with type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder. The drug was developed by Sanofi's Genzyme unit, which also developed the Gaucher disease drug Cerezyme. Gaucher disease is caused...(more) 

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