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Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria

December 13, 2019
The Sri Lankan government is to begin trialling a special bacteria as part of a program to eradicate the dengue virus, local media reports, quoting Health Ministry officials said.

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Ebola death toll in Congo climbs to 2,209


Ebola death toll in Congo climbs to 2,209

December 13, 2019
The death toll from Ebola in Congo climbed to 2,209, from 2,150 reported in October, the African Union (AU) said.

New human autoinflammatory disease discovered

December 12, 2019
Scientists from Australia and the U.S. have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease.

Rwanda, Congo to vaccinate 700,000 against Ebola

December 11, 2019
Rwanda and Congo have unveiled a massive vaccination campaign for their citizens living within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak, according to media reports.

Toshiba's new test can detect 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from single drop of blood

December 10, 2019
Toshiba Corporation has developed a simple, highly accurate cancer detection technology that utilizes microRNA in blood.

Malaysia confirms first polio case in 27 years

December 9, 2019
Malaysia confirmed the first case of polio in almost three decades, the country's health ministry said.

Samoa measles death toll rises to 65

December 7, 2019
The Samoan government confirmed two more deaths in the island nation's measles epidemic, bringing the death toll to 65 since the outbreak started in mid-October.

Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

December 6, 2019
Japanese scientists will begin the country's first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month.

Week in dark rewires brain and changes hearing in adult mice

December 5, 2019
Scientists have known that depriving adult mice of vision can increase the sensitivity of individual neurons in the part of the brain devoted to hearing.

Permanent hair dye may increase breast cancer risk

December 5, 2019
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products.
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