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Horrific ‘rat fever' outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria

Horrific ‘rat fever' outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria

1 hour ago   |   New York Post

There are fears a potentially fatal “rat fever” that can cause uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth, nose or vagina is spiraling out of control. Nigeria has seen an unusual...
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Making gene therapy delivery safer and more efficient

1 hour ago   |   Science Daily

Viral vectors used to deliver gene therapies undergo spontaneous changes during manufacturing which affects their structure and function. As gene therapy approaches become more...
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Genomic analysis offers insight into 2018 Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

1 hour ago   |   Science Daily

A surge in Lassa fever cases in Nigeria in 2018 doesn't appear to be linked to a single virus strain or increased human-to-human transmission, according to genomic analysis.
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EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

13 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

LONDON - Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging...
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Common Herpes Virus Could Cause 50 Percent of Alzheimer's Disease Cases, Expert Says

16 hours ago   |   Newsweek

Antiviral medication could prevent the development of Alzheimer's, according to Professor Ruth Itzhaki.
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African Americans Who Lead HIV Diagnoses May Get Game-Changing Treatment

1 day ago   |   News One

African Americans could have further access to a ground-breaking treatment in the future to prevent contracting HIV. The treatment, known as Truvada for PrEP , is stopping the...
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More than half of parents in the US think the flu shots cause the flu - here's why that's wrong

More than half of parents in the US think the flu shots cause the flu - here's why that's wrong

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

A Florida hospital surveyed 700 US parents and found that more than half thought the flu shot caused flu . That's a myth: The flu shot has no live viruses, so it can't make you...
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"Poliolike" Childhood Muscle-Weakening Disease Reappears

1 day ago   |   Scientific American

Researchers have traced some cases of acute flaccid myelitis to a known virus, but treatments remain elusive
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New approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status. A pair of researchers have succeeded in...
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Uganda, at ‘big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well

1 day ago   |   National Post

KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda is at “big risk” of the spread of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak from neighbouring Congo, a senior health official said Thursday, even as he said the...
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Viral obituary brings awareness, donations to nonprofit addiction recovery...

Viral obituary brings awareness, donations to nonprofit addiction recovery center

One woman's heartfelt obituary is touching the lives of families struggling with addiction across the globe. Read more ...

Out of this world: 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Out of this world: 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Would you pay more than $600,000 for a chunk of the moon? Read more ...

9-year-old Canadian cashes in on long lines for pot, sells out Girl Scouts...

9-year-old Canadian cashes in on long lines for pot, sells out Girl Scouts cookie supply

In the past, Elina has sold her cookies door-to-door and that took weeks, her dad said. Read more ...

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot might need to alter its name because the current amount is now at $1 billion. Read more ...

Model Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner's brother, Joshua

Model Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner's brother, Joshua

The recently married couple has managed to keep their relationship extremely private - in spite of Kloss's high-profile career and Kushner's close connection to the White House. Read more ...

Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend's lip off

Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend's lip off

The woman underwent emergency plastic surgery but doctors were not able to reattach her lip. Read more ...

Jimmy Butler booed by Timberwolves fans during home-opening introductions

Jimmy Butler booed by Timberwolves fans during home-opening introductions

Butler requested to be traded from the Timberwolves before the start of the season. Read more ...

Golden Knights sign RW Alex Tuch to 7-year extension

Golden Knights sign RW Alex Tuch to 7-year extension

Alex Tuch tallied 15 goals and 22 assists in his first season with the Golden Knights in 2017-18. Read more ...

Saudis confirm killing of Jamal Khashoggi, several nationalists detained

Saudis confirm killing of Jamal Khashoggi, several nationalists detained

Saudi Arabian state media confirmed on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the regime's Istanbul consulate and said the kingdom's Deputy President of General... Read more ...

NFL trade news: Browns sending Carlos Hyde to Jaguars

NFL trade news: Browns sending Carlos Hyde to Jaguars

Jacksonville makes a move to replace Leonard Fournette while Cleveland clears the way for Nick Chubb. Read more ...