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Office for Android might be released in early November

Microsoft could be very close to launching its long-awaited full and touchscreen-friendly versions of its Office clients for Android devices, with a …

Google details Android 5.0 Lollipop’s major security features

Google’s latest update to mobile operating system Android, Lollipop brings a slew of features to the mobile platform. While the graphical overhaul …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

HP introduces the quirky Sprout all-in-one computer with a built in projector and 3D scanner

HP is ditching the keyboard and mouse today with it’s quirky new computer: the HP Sprout.<p>At its core its a touch-enabled Windows 8 all-in-one, but it’s the way you interact with it that makes it unique – the computer comes with an in-built projector, a ‘touch mat’ where said projector displays …

WhatsApp won’t get voice calling until next year

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging services on mobile, has long had plans to step up its assault against the likes of Skype and Viber with a …

Australia Won't Give Visas to People from Ebola-Hit Countries

SYDNEY - Australia issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak Tuesday, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region and earning criticism from health experts and rights groups. Australia has not recorded a case of Ebola despite a number …

WHO says 82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have yet been reported, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said on Tuesday.<p>A health worker checks the temperature of a …

Ebola: The making of a $1 billion drug

Ebola will soon spawn the next $1 billion drug.<p>At least that's what some experts are betting on. The deadly virus has struck such fear globally that people are betting many governments will start stockpiling Ebola drugs to combat any future outbreaks.<p>Problem is, there is currently no cure for …

Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

In an ideal world, health care workers returning from West Africa would get a quick blood test to prove they aren't carrying the Ebola virus. A test like that would likely put to rest some of the anxiety surrounding these doctors, nurses and scientists.<p>Unfortunately, even the best blood test in the …

Ebola: Who is patient zero? Disease traced back to 2-year-old in Guinea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.<p>Virtually no one knew the 2-year-old by name. Now the world knows him as patient zero.<p>Researchers from The New England …

Army general speaks from Ebola quarantine

They're just back from the Ebola hot zone, they can't have any physical contact with family or loved ones and their plastic forks are being burned after each use.<p>But American troops quarantined in Italy have good morale and are proud of their work against the "silent enemy" of Ebola, according to …

U.S. Ambassador ‘Blown Away’ by New Ebola Clinic in Liberia

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that she was “blown away” by a new American-built clinic in Liberia being used to treat …

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Learning From Past Viral Epidemics, Asia Readies for Possible Ebola Outbreak

As Ebola continues to play global hopscotch, Asian countries are seeking to make good on the advanced notice that the deadly virus could turn up …

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Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. …

Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a disease that kills more than half of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate.<p>When Dr. Kent Brantly became the first U.S. patient with Ebola in August, he was hospitalized for 19 days.<p>On Tuesday, when nurse Amber Vinson became the …

Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help

The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an unprecedented appeal for help from the public to tackle the Ebola crisis in west Africa, warning that a medical emergency is turning into a humanitarian catastrophe.<p>The DEC – which appeals in times of crisis on behalf of 13 leading aid charities …

Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Atlanta's Emory University Hospital got the first call at the end of July. An American doctor who'd been treating Ebola patients in Liberia was now terribly sick with the virus himself. In just 72 hours, Dr. Kent Brantly would be coming through Emory's doors. Then, almost immediately, the staff …

Nato urged to join fight against Ebola | Financial Times

Two former Nato secretary-generals and dozens of leading European politicians have urged the alliance to dispatch troops, aircraft and ships to west …

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U.S. cases prove Ebola is 'not a death sentence'

When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United States.<p>Long thought to be a death sentence, …

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the …

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health …

Peshmerga to Kobani: Symbolic, but not 'tectonic,' analyst says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what's sure to be a moment fraught with symbolism and broadcast around the world, an infantry company-sized contingent of Iraqi Peshmerga will cross over Wednesday into Kobani, Syria, from Turkey.<p>They'll bring heavy weapons, artillery and gear crucial to the ongoing Kurdish defense of …