Category Archives: Health Care

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a person has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Patriot Nurse: How To Pick A Great Stethoscope

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Ebola: Sierra Leone village in lockdown after 31 new cases recorded

Efforts to beat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been dealt a setback after 31 new cases were recorded in one village. The community of 500 just outside the town of Makeni has now been put in lockdown by the army … Continue reading

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Patriot Nurse: How to Make a Mobile Bandage Kit

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Guardian556: Pipsissewa

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY: STUDENTS REVOLT OVER NEW $350 HEALTH FEE

Unless they have the university health plan, students are on the hook for a ‘sustainable model’ Students at Cornell University are feeling the after-effects of Obamacare: a new $350 student health fee if they opt out of the university health … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone locks down 700 homes after Ebola death

Sierra Leone said Friday it had placed hundreds of homes in the capital under quarantine, in a huge blow for its recovery from the Ebola crisis less than a month after it lifted all travel restrictions. “Some 700 homes have … Continue reading

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Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “Weekly case incidence increased in all three … Continue reading

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Subject: PROMED: Flu killing birds – humans next? Archive Number: 19950210.0054 FLU KILLING BIRDS – HUMANS NEXT? ================================ An interesting exchange has just appeared on the News – Virology net (but not on the Virology Gopher). According to Mike Perdue … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SHOT

Even if  the S does not HTF, in our society, if you are out and about, there is a small but real possibility you could be shot (see my last post). If S DOES HTF, the potential for death and … Continue reading

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The GOP Is Trying To Take Health Care Away from Millions of Americans

America just celebrated the season of giving with Hanukkah and Christmas presents, year-end charity donations and soup kitchen volunteering. It is a time when Americans demonstrate the generosity, caring and kindness that define them as a people. Now, however, Americans … Continue reading

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Scottish Government Confirms Ebola Diagnosed In Glasgow Patient

We wonder if England will be reconsidering the secession vote? *SCOTTISH GOVT: CONFIRMED EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN GLASGOW *SCOTLAND: PATIENT IS A HEALTH CARE WORKER, RETURNED FROM SIERRA LEONE DEC. 28 After Japan’s stock market slid overnight following reports of … Continue reading

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CDC HIDING NUMBERS OF POSSIBLE EBOLA CASES IN US

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Mali added to countries for special Ebola screening in the US

The US authorities have added Mali to the countries whose passengers will face additional screening. Enhanced measures will come into force today, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement. Mali … Continue reading

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Patient at Duke Hospital being monitored for possible Ebola

Update: Duke Hospital patient tests negative for Ebola The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is monitoring a patient at Duke University Hospital who traveled from Liberia and has developed a fever. Officials said the patient departed Liberia … Continue reading

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