Aug 31, 2014

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a ...

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Aug 30, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were ...

Aug 29, 2014

Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don’t know what caused ...

West African campaigns against Ebola get creative

Aug 28, 2014

West African campaigns against Ebola get creative

A young man on camera names the person who has challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in soapy water — part of a campaign ...

Aug 28, 2014

Baby may have infected Briton with deadly Ebola virus

A British nurse infected with Ebola may have caught the deadly virus after playing with a 1-year-old boy whose mother died in a treatment center but who himself had initially tested negative for the disease, a medical colleague said. William Pooley, 29, the first ...

Aug 24, 2014

First Briton contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

A Briton living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease, which has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday. No further details were immediately available, ...

Aug 22, 2014

U.S. diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge is a charity stunt that has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet — but don’t look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ...