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Central America prepares to treat possible ebola cases

Central America prepares to treat possible ebola cases

By María Gabriela Córdova November 27th, 2014 (Dialogo) Technical specialists from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) gathered on November 18-19 in Panama City for a workshop to develop capabilities in risk communication and to improve response plans for the Ebola virus in Central America and the Caribbean. “We are treating this Ebola health alert as an […]

Three cups of coffee a day keeps Alzheimer’s away, researchers say

As if you weren’t already drinking a lot of coffee, a review of several studies has found drinking three to five cups a day could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent. The research was presented at the 2014 Alzheimer Europe Annual Congress, and found that people who drank coffee regularly — all you lifers…

World Health Organization’s ebola response draws criticism

By Henry Widgwell November 21st, 2014 (VOA) LONDON—The head of the World Health Organization has admitted that there were problems with the organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but says history will be the ultimate judge of the results. A WHO memo leaked last month suggested that incompetent staff and a lack of […]

People may be becoming too infatuated with gadgets, psychologists warn

By George Putic November 18th, 2014 (VOA) At electronic shows, visitors flock around the newest tablet computers, cameras, 3D television screens, even small robots, dreaming of taking one home. Consumers spend hours waiting in lines and spend hundreds of dollars to be among the first to get the latest smart phone. The modern world seems to […]

Lack of profit motive key in slow progress on Ebola cure: WHO Director-General

Finding a cure for Ebola is as much about business as it is about science. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 4,900 people and is likely to cripple the economies of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, countries that were only just emerging from decades of instability.

Ebola scare in Guanacaste after 14 illegal Somalis detained, some complaining of symptoms

November 3rd, 2014 ( Costa Rican health authorities were placed on alert over the weekend when authorities arrested 14 illegal immigrants from Somalia in Cañas, Guanacaste, at least one of which complained of Ebola-like symptoms.   Those exhibiting symptoms were taken to the Cañas Comprehensive Healthcare Center where tests confirmed that the symptoms were caused […]

Scientists pinpoint genetic origins of more than 20 autoimmune diseases

By Jessica Berman October 30th, 2014 (VOA) Scientists have discovered genetic links that could put them closer to finding better treatments for a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Their genetic research has led to a road map pinpointing the origins of 21 such autoimmune diseases.  The disorders are caused when […]

Central America and the Caribbean prepare to stop Ebola

Central America and the Caribbean prepare to stop Ebola

  Costa Rica, Nicaragua have their eyes on shared border used by West Africans en route to the United States By Eduardo Szklarz October 27th, 2014 (Diálogo) Central American countries are coordinating their efforts and exchanging information to prevent outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Social welfare officials from the region developed strategies to fight its […]

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