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Wait, So Certain Foods Can Make You Smarter?

Hold off on cramming fish down your high-school junior's throat every night till the SATs. Everyone's claiming they've got brain foods for you these days, but what does science have to say about what'll actually feed your noggin, and what's just bunk?<p>Remember when a “complete breakfast” consisted …

Nutrition

Ebola outbreak: UK patient given medical help in Sierra Leone

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1103000/1103384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164868_a06b05a578ec0f80f05a974cc06bacdf<p><b>A British national who has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is being offered assistance by medical teams there, the UK's Department of Health has said.</b><p>It …

Disease

Ebola: Infected British healthcare worker William 'begged' to treat dying patients

Colleague hails bravery of first Briton known to have contracted Ebola virus in recent outbreak, a 29-year-old nurse who can be named only by his first name, William<p>A British health care worker who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone was on Sunday night flown to London, where doctors battled …

Ebola Treatment May Emerge From Drug For Another Virus

With the latest outbreak of Ebola in western African claiming more than 1,200 lives since March, any advances on the treatment front are welcome—even …

An Ebola Quarantine Triggers A Riot In A Liberian Slum

A riot broke out in Liberia's West Point slum Wednesday after residents woke up to learn their neighborhood had been completely sealed off by the government. People shouted and hurled rocks at security forces, who retaliated by shooting into the crowd.<p>Tension had been mounting for some time in …

Disease

Up to 30,000 'eligible for Ebola drugs'

<b>Up to 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests.</b><p>Experts used data from previous outbreaks to work out how many family members, medics and others would have contact with infected people.<p>The World Health …

Disease

British Army field hospitals may help fight Ebola

The Army is looking at how it could repatriate any British victims and set up field hospitals in Africa<p>Britain's Armed Forces could help to set up field hospitals in Africa if the Ebola crisis worsens, the Defence Secretary said yesterday, as the World Health Organisation suggested that sufferers …

Disease

Israel Is Barring Amnesty International And Human Rights Watch From Investigating The Gaza War

"At this point we think there is something intentional," said an Amnesty International representative.<p>Israel has continued to deny researchers from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) entry to the Gaza Strip to investigate the ongoing violence, claiming that for several years now the …

Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

An experimental drug designed to halt replication of the deadly Marburg virus -- a relative of Ebola -- has proved effective in monkeys, even after they had been infected for three days, research shows.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists said the …

Disease