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UNC scientists create mouse model to accelerate research on Ebola vaccines, treatments

The researchers pinpointed genetic variation within one gene – which humans also have – that controls much of the variation in disease ...

Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician’s story

Colin Bucks, MD, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Liberia, said the local caregivers were his heroes because of their ...

Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving

We are always being told that crime levels are falling, but is that true for all types of crime? And, if so, why? New research looking at the changing trends of crime in Scotland shows that the majority of Scots are less likely than ever to become a victim of crime. The average age of offenders is rising, with fewer young people seemingly choosing this path in life. However, this picture hides the unpalatable fact that many people living in high crime areas will continue to be victimised. ... Full story

Hygienic funerals, better protection for health workers offer best chance to stop Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hygienic funeral practices, case isolation, contact tracing with quarantines, and better protection for health care workers are the keys to stopping the Ebola epidemic that continues to expand in West Africa, researchers said today in a new report in the journal Science. ... Full story

Polls show deep partisan divide over Affordable Care Act

Despite millions of Americans newly insured under ACA, most Americans still do not approve of the legislation ... Full story

Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support among NH firearm retailers

Boston, MA — Nearly half (48%) of firearm retailers in New Hampshire displayed materials from a firearm suicide prevention campaign generated by a coalition of gun owners and public health professionals, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. It is the first collaboration between firearm retailers and public health professionals around suicide prevention. ... Full story

Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician’s story

Colin Bucks, MD, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Liberia, said the local caregivers were his heroes because of their determination in the face of daily threat of disease. ... Full story

Developed world must not fear sending Ebola help

Professor Tim Inglis, from UWA's School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has written an article published today in the international journal Nature about Australia's response to the Ebola outbreak. ... Full story

Have a fun and fearless Halloween with tips from the experts

Follow these tips to keep Halloween night free of fright ... Full story

The Medical Minute: Overuse injuries becoming more common in young athletes

From Little League players injuring their elbow ligaments to soccer and basketball players tearing their ACLs, sports injuries related to overuse are becoming more common in younger athletes. ... Full story

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