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Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report.
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the biggest jump in infections so far.
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.
Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.
VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide scandal -- were caused by delays in care.
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit -- fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.

 

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