Health

Ebola Death Toll Passes 7,500 – WHO

Ebola

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 7,500 people and the number of cases is nearing 20,000. The latest data, posted Friday, reflects recent trends with Liberia and Guinea seeing a decrease in the rate of Ebola transmissions, while Sierra Leone’s cases continue to rise. Those three West African countries ...

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What is EBOLA?

ebola

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. What you need to know: Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood and body ...

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Vitamin C helps fight cancer : Researchers

Cancer

A new study said Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative cancer therapy. Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials. Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented. Vitamin C has ...

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Depression Assessment Questionnaire

a man in depression

  Depression is described as low and sad mood for a significant period of time accompanied with the following symptoms: Anhedonia (Inability to experience pleasure from the things or events which were pleasureful in the past.) Insomnia (Lack of sleep) or Hypersomnia (Excess in sleep.) Disturbance in eating pattern (Eating too much or eating too little or a complete loss ...

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Mobile application to detect skin cancer

Skin cancer

A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students‚ DECCAN Chronicle reported. The application ‘Clip O Cam-Derma’ which can be used on any smart-phone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT‚ Kharagpur‚ led by research scholar Debdoot Sheet. ...

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