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Smallpox Samples Slated For Immediate Destruction Are Still Intact, Pending Red Tape

Officials from the World Health Organization are supposed to witness the destruction, but they're a bit busy right now.<p>After U.S. government researchers discovered six forgotten vials of smallpox in a freezer this past June, the plan was to destroy the vials. That's still the plan… but the …

WHO: Guinea’s Ebola outbreak approaching deadliest ever

More than 200 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, marking one of the worst-ever outbreaks of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.<p>The U.N.'s health agency said it had so far registered 328 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea, …

Smartphones will include 'Star Wars' 3D holograms within two years

Our smartphones and smartwatches could include 3D holographic projectors just like the ones seen in the Star Wars films within just two years, with one key difference - they will be both sharper and smoother<p>Your mobile phone could have a 3D holographic projector just like the ones seen in Star Wars …

Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. More …

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Better Know A Plague: Smallpox

Later this month, members of the World Health Assembly will meet in Geneva to discuss its policies, among other things. On the agenda: whether or not to destroy the world’s only existing smallpox laboratory samples.<p>The World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980, but two …

Obama Administration Accused Of Slow Walking Congress On Benghazi

An important email on Benghazi that showed the White House's role in the election season spin about the attack was only made available to a key …

Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

World Health Organisation warns of 'devastating' consequences and says once-beaten diseases could re-emerge<p>Antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections in every country in the world, according to new data from the World Health Organisation – a situation that could have "devastating" …

Weak hospital security means hackers could steal medical records and ruin blood supplies

Hackers targeting hospitals could spoil blood supplies, access medical records, and change defibrillator settings so they deliver random shocks, according to a new study detailed by <i>Wired</i>. The study, overseen by Scott Erven, information security head at Essentia Health, showed that medical equipment …

The Week In Numbers: Powdered Booze, New Rules For E-Cigs, And More

<b>151</b>: minimum recommended rum proof for powdering<p><b>32 square meters</b>: the surface area of the average human gut<p><b>84 years</b>: the time it takes for 9 drops of pitch to fall<p><b>215 calls to poison centers per month</b>: involve e-cigarette liquids, one of the reasons the FDA has put new restrictions on vaping<p><b>35</b> …