Science & Health

Researchers use a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories.
A mild electrical current through the skull can strengthen communication among brain cells involved in memory
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Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:32
World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward holds up a document titled "Ebola response roadmap" during a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Aug. 28, 2014.
Swedish medical authorities are investigating a possible case of Ebola at a hospital in Stockholm. Media reports say a man who recently traveled to a "risk area'' for the virus is suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit. They released no other details about the case. Last week, Senegal became the fifth country linked to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 1,500 people this year, mostly in…
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Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:52
A health worker, wearing a protective suit, disinfects a house during an Ebola prevention drill at the port in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 29, 2014.
With more than 10,000 foreign students from West African countries , officials say intent is to ensure all stakeholders are fully prepared to combat deadly disease
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Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:12
A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will oversee the trials at the National Institutes of Health, the anti-Ebola vaccine that protects monkeys from the deadly virus has been slated for human trials…
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Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:05
FILE - A federal judge ruled against a law that would have closed Texas abortion facilities such as the Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic in El Paso.
He sides with clinics, saying law’s provisions ‘create an impermissible obstacle’; appeal expected
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Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:34
A man drinks McDonald's McCafe coffee at its Harajuku-Omotesando shop in Tokyo April 29, 2012.
A series of experiments performed by scientists from UK and Japan suggests that coffee and naps taken together maximize the brain’s alertness much better than when taken alone. Scientists at Loughborough University in Britain found out that tired test takers who drank a cup of coffee and immediately took a 15-minute nap had fewer errors in a driving simulator than those who only drank coffee or only took a nap. The secret is in how the combination of…
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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:22
Almost one in five Americans - some 43 million people - has a disability. But that does not have to keep them away from sports. Not only does participating in a sport provide rehabilitation, it promotes independence. There are several organizations in the United States dedicated to getting everyone - amputees, people who are blind or deaf, those with brain injuries or medical issues - onto the ski slopes,…
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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:35