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What we've learned from the epidemiology of Ebola

Ebola outbreaks have occurred every 1.5 years for a total of seven prior events with more than 100 reported cases. The latest outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013 and spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria with a fatality rate of 54 percent. The prevention of...

source: By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
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Canada may have just stumbled upon a medical breakthrough. Canadian scientists say they have figured out a way to turn regular human blood cells into nerve cells — an achievement that could lead to new advances for those suffering chronic pain or nerve diseases.

source: Healthcare Global

A novel way of treating cancer using immunotherapy has been discovered in a joint research venture between Victoria University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, and is on track to being tested on cancer patients.

source: Victoria University via Medical Xpress

Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don't recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a new study in California suggests.

source: Reuters via The Huffington Post

It is a truism of American medical education that students should do research. Stanford medical school's website espouses a "strong commitment to student research," because it makes us "valued members of any medical field." A similar...

source: Scope

Chronic pain impacts more than 100 million people in the United States. The most common form of pain management in the United States are opiate-based medications. Thanks to a new discovery, pain management in the future will be better.

source: Inquisitr

Legislation aimed at boosting U.S. medical research funding and revamping some rules over drug and medical-device safety is headed toward a vote in the full House of Representatives, likely in June.

source: The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)


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