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  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:11:13 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak...
  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:31:54 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:19:09 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:05:25 GMT
    The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their...
    Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while...
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:23:38 GMT
    Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed...
    Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350...
  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:33:42 GMT
    Texas researchers are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.
    An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises...
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