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Sep 18, 2014

France to receive first Ebola patient

France on Wednesday prepared to receive its first Ebola patient, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said a female volunteer had contracted the killer virus while ...

Artificial sweeteners seen boosting diabetes risk

Sep 18, 2014

Artificial sweeteners seen boosting diabetes risk

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called noncalorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives are found in diet sodas, ...

Sep 18, 2014

First U.K. volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety. Ruth Atkins, 48, got the injection on Wednesday in Oxford, the first of 60 healthy volunteers ...

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

Sep 17, 2014

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

The average American’s waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of belly fat among the general public from 1999 to 2012, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are the first ...