Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Nov 14, 2014

Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is tracing at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims as it seeks to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said Friday. An initial batch of contacts linked to a 2-year-old from Guinea who died of Ebola last month ...

Nov 13, 2014

Gene study boosts interest in heart drug Zetia

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half. That discovery may have a big implication: A blockbuster drug that mimics these mutations has long been sold without evidence that it cuts the ...

Dengue's spread flies under the radar amid Ebola scare

Nov 9, 2014

Dengue's spread flies under the radar amid Ebola scare

One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia’s capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiraling dengue fever outbreak. Malaysia is among several countries across Asia and Latin ...

Nov 6, 2014

U.S. unveils novel plan for testing Ebola drugs

The quest for an Ebola treatment is picking up speed. U.S. officials have unveiled a plan to test multiple drugs at once, in an umbrella study with a single comparison group to give fast answers on what works. “This is novel for us” and ...