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New research from the University of W-Madison has looked at how yoga can help war veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon: UN

Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said there was a "huge funding challenge".

Obama to ask Congress for millions to fight Ebola outbreak

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for close to $1 billion in funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As part of his response, the president also plans to include more U.S. military involvement in the crisis.

Op-Ed: Health Canada under fire for serious public health risk issues

The Toronto Star has exposed major failures related to Health Canada’s conduct of its operations. A pattern of dysfunction, including "useless" information, a culture of hiding serious drug defects, and a lot more is emerging, and it's a sick picture.

Farm workers take drug resistant bacteria home

A new study has found that over half of farm workers who look after animals in industrial hog farms carry home hog-related bacteria in their noses. This is potentially harmful for the farm workers and their families.

Op-Ed: Ways to protect against Ebola

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is causing unparalleled devastation. As well as killing thousands of citizens in west African countries, it has also affected dozens of aid workers. How can aid workers protect themselves?

Health care officials worry about Ebola virus becoming airborne

The World Health Organization predicted that the Ebola virus could end up infecting 20,000 people before it was brought under control. This assumes that international cooperation will be in place to intervene in stopping the outbreak on the disease.

Op-Ed: Palmer Chiropractic ire to AHA's claim 'neck adjustments-stroke' Special

This past August, the American Heart Association issued statements to the press wishing to raise awareness of the potential risks when having a "neck adjustment" done by a chiropractor or other complimentary medicine professionals.

Liberia shows biggest Ebola death-toll increase

The rate of Ebola has exponentially increased in Liberia. World Health Organization (WHO) officials have responded by saying that intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

Gut microbes affect flu vaccine effectiveness

Researchers have discovered that the composition of the microorganisms in the gut affect effectivity of the seasonal flu vaccine. This potentially means that your gut bacteria affect how effective the vaccine will be within your own body.

September 13 is World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day is an international day of action and awareness-raising, supported by organisations around the world. It is coordinated internationally by the Global Sepsis Alliance, a collaborative group of non-profit organisations.

New study demonstrates how fast Ebola virus can spread

Earlier this week, Liberia's defense minister, Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council that Ebola "is now spreading like wildfire, devouring everything in its path." A new study just released shows us how fast the deadly virus is spreading.

Tracking bats could help halt Ebola spread

Various actions are being undertaken to fight the Ebola virus that is sweeping across parts of West Africa, and resulting in a mounting death toll. As the main vector is bats, some scientists think that tracking bats is one way to combat the disease.

'Lungs in a Box' could breath new life into lung transplants Promoted

The medical company TransMedics, in collaboration with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical, devised an innovative technology that allows human lungs to continue to function before being transplanted into a patient.

Op-Ed: World first — Trial ‘reverses’ cancer, restores cells to normal

In what researchers are describing as a “serendipitous” discovery, use of an anti-malarial drug has effectively reversed a cancer in fruit fly tests, restoring the cells to normal function. Yes, this is a very big deal.

Dengue fever vaccine may actually increase prevalence

Scientists caution that such dengue fever vaccines will probably cause temporary but significant spikes in the disease in the years after they are first used, according to a new report.

Australian man isolated in Ebola scare

An Australian was isolated in hospital Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus.

FDA queries testosterone supplement benefits

A new report suggests that there is little much evidence to support the health benefits of testosterone-enhancing drugs. At the same time there do not appear to be any major risks linked to the use of such supplements.

Top tips for asthma care Special

Asthma can be a difficult condition, especially in the young, and a number of factors can trigger the condition. To help children with asthma, Digital Journal spoke with a leading medic.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

One day in hospital raises drug-resistant bacteria infection risk

If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, then each day of hospitalization increases the likelihood that the infection will be antibiotic resistant by one percent. This alarming finding comes from a new study.

Two new studies address the physical effects of shift work

Sleep disorders are fairly common in the U.S. Millions of people, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle, suffer from disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and various circadian rhythm disorders.

Scientists identify gene responsible for jet lag

Research from the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences has pin-pointed the gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, and could explain the reason why many folk find it difficult to adjust their sleep cycles when flying between time zones.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Fruit and nuts can help beat heart disease

Heart disease takes more lives than any other illness every year, despite the wide range of modern treatments for the condition. But the newly released results of a seven-year study show that eating fruit cuts the risk of this deadly killer by 40 percent.

Breast or bottle, which is best for babies?

Is breast milk or bottle milk best for babies? Or is there no difference? This is a reoccurring debate. A new study, using infant rhesus monkeys, argues that breast milk is best for a child’s developing immune system.

Virus striking Midwest may be tip of the iceberg, CDC reports

A peculiar flu-like virus that afflicts the respiratory system is sickening hundreds of children across the US Midwest, sending them to emergency rooms and clinics in at least ten states, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

VIDEO: Panicked residents chase man suspected of having Ebola

Growing fear and panic over the increasing number of Ebola deaths in Liberia led to a man wearing a medical bracelet being chased through the streets by those fearful he had "escaped quarantine".

Eating 150 grams of fruit per day can save your heart

A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is better for us than one full of processed foods, but did you know that the simple act of eating fruit can actually lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke?

Angina treatment Nicorandil recalled

An ischaemic heart disease treatment drug called Nicorandil has been withdrawn from sale by a pharmaceutical firm based in the Philippines. The recall is on account of issues related to recommended production and sales guidelines.

Seaweed suppository delivers HIV drugs

Scientists have devised a new method of tackling HIV and AIDS transmission. It is a vaginally-inserted suppository which contains the antiretroviral Tenofovir.

Antibiotics administered early in life can affect immunity

Different antibiotics, taken early in life, can adversely affect the bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, according to a new study.

Ebola lockdown 'will not work'

A three-day lockdown announced by Sierra Leone to combat Ebola will not help contain the virus, a leading charity has announced.

U.N. calls for $600 million Ebola aid

The United Nations has called for additional assistance from the international community, including $600 million in aid, to assist with the fight against the Ebola crisis.

Austrian woman has 18-pound tumor removed from stomach

An Austrian woman is recovering in hospital after having a tumor, weighing as much as a seven-month-old baby, removed from her stomach. The tumor had been growing inside the 75-year-old for several years before she realized it was there.

Sierra Leone lockdown to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone has declared a three-day "lockdown" in an attempt to tackle the Ebola virus disease. This will mean that from September 19 to 21, people will not be allowed to leave their homes.

Op-Ed: E-cigarette criticisms are alarmist and unfounded

Cigarette smokers have been trying for years to quit smoking, many do succeed, but more than two-thirds that try simply quit quitting and carry on. But now the e-cigarette has given smokers trying to give up new hope.

Music for Relief campaigns to aid Ebola prevention

The charity Music for Relief has been campaigning to raise funds to help tackle the Ebola problem. As the campaign draws to end, Digital Journal surveys some of the highlights.

Op-Ed: U.S. must create quarantine procedures to avoid confusion, chaos

ABC News reports that a Nigerian diplomat fled from Ebola quarantine in Lagos to Port Harcourt. Does the U.S. have a plan in place for putting its citizens in mandatory quarantine in the event of exposure to a lethal virus? It needs to!

Op-Ed: A case for supplements

“Supplements” are gaining a bad reputation among clean eaters and foodies who claim you should be getting your nutrition from whole foods. Well, obviously.

Lessons learned from fad diets

“Diets” in themselves aren’t necessarily bad for you, don’t work, or not based in science. In fact, there are many beneficial aspects to “fad diets” — but it’s the approach, packaging and marketing that’s to blame.


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