Alzheimer’s is a frightening disease not only for those who suffer from the progressive memory loss, but also their loved ones. But the University of California Los Angeles says a new way of treating Alzheimer’s is showing promise for reversing some of that memory loss. The treatment combines western medicine with eastern philosophy. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles on the new program.
The World Health Organization says the number of new Ebola infections in West Africa is about the same as it was the week before, with a rise in some areas and a decline in others. The United Nations has called for more international help to stem the outbreak, which has infected thousands of people in the region and killed about 5,000. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for more than $6 billion to combat the Ebola virus at its source. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Most rare diseases are genetic and appear early in life. While a child may show symptoms, it’s often difficult to confirm a diagnosis. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, a powerful new genetic test may reduce the uncertainty by providing more conclusive results earlier.