A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear, walks before entering the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit in the Congo

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000

Despite the development of an effective vaccine and treatments, health workers have struggled to stop the virus spreading in remote and conflict-hit areas of eastern Congo

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Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers

A research at the University of Cambridge reinforced the importance of an active lifestyle when planning pregnancy

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Find out how to exercise through the second trimester of pregnancy

You made it through the dreaded first trimester!  Maybe you didn’t make it to the gym, but maybe you did! Is it too late to embark on your fit pregnancy journey?

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As the climate shifts, Central America confronts a deadly dengue outbreak

The reason why the dengue is spreading might be climate change, said scientists

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This is how diabetes can increase cancer risk

According to a research, blood glucose levels seen in diabetes could harm DNA, making the genome unstable, which could lead to cancer

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International team discovers unique pathway for treating deadly children's brain cancer

The study results suggest that scientists have identified a unique way to disrupt the cellular process that contributes to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG)

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This is how the sun damages our skin

Researchers at Binghamton University, have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin

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Discovery of 'hidden' outbreak hints that Zika virus can spread silently

A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance

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Scientists discover why brown fat is good for people's health

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes

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Are you a woman with prediabetes? You should start playing soccer

A new study shows that football is an efficient type of training for 55-70-year old women with prediabetes

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Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone

Using a cellphone during breaks led to mental depletion, poorer performance in a recent study

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Researchers identify protein governing platinum resistant ovarian cancer

A team at the GW Cancer Center found the novel pathway TGF-β1/ERK/PHD2/HIF-1α causes platinum resistance in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer cells

Products of 'Miracle Mineral Solution'

FDA warns about potentially life threatening side effects of Miracle Mineral Solution

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues

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Do you skip your doctor's appointment? You could be in danger

Researchers found that the more long-term conditions (LTC) a person had, the more likely they were to miss appointments

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Are you breastfeeding? 5 tips for making your life easier at the gym

If you've been breastfeeding you may be wondering how exercise can affect your breast milk production, quality, etc.

Person using glucose measurement system for diabetes.

Is diabetes keeping you up at night?

Sleep difficulties could be worsened by various diabetes symptoms and related medications

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Revealed: How our brain remembers the order of events

Researchers have worked out how the order of events in memory could be stored and later recalled in the hippocampal memory system

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Ancestors guide LGBT+ South African healers to mend mental scars

Africa has some of the world's most prohibitive laws against homosexuality, with 32 nations out of 54 criminalising same-sex relations

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Apples, tea and moderation: the 3 ingredients for a long life

Researchers from ECU's School of Medical and Health Sciences analyzed data from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort that assessed the diets of 53,048 Danes over 23 years

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Alzheimer's disease destroys neurons that keep us awake

Study suggests Tau tangles, not amyloid plaques, drive daytime napping that precedes dementia