A Vivian woman knows that she’s lucky to be alive. It was in July, 10 years ago when she laid in an ICU hospital bed fighting for her life.
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Rwanda dismisses WHO report about possible Ebola border breach – Africanews English – The Health Witness
The WHO which declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, has warned that the nearby countries of Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi and Uganda are the most at risk, while Central A
The “world’s most relaxing song” could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves, a study suggests.
Preparations underway for VeloSano cycling in Cleveland during extreme heat – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland – The Health Witness
CLEVELAND – Instead of beating the heat thousands of athletes will be defying the glaring sun during Northeast Ohio’s heat wave this weekend. VeloSano begins Saturday and, in it’s sixth year, the ride has more cyclists than ever before. Organizers say more …
Austin health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo – KEYE TV CBS Austin – The Health Witness
The Austin Public Health department is monitoring the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with their regional, state and federal partners. Back in 2014, there were three confirmed cases of Ebola in Texas, and it changed the way health ca…
Another person goes blind after showering with contacts left in – New York Post – The Health Witness
Imagine going blind just because you showered while wearing your contact lenses. That’s what happened to one unfortunate 41-year-old woman in the UK, who lost vision in her left eye after con…
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Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men, study says – CNN – The Health Witness
Type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% greater increased risk of heart failure in women compared with men, and type 2 diabetes was associated with a 9% greater increased risk, according to a study published in the journal Diabetologia.
Radiation-bacteria combo nearly wipes out Asian tiger mosquitoes on two islands – Science Magazine – The Health Witness
New approach could lead to large-scale eradication programs
Update: Twins who were face of controversial rare disease treatment have died – Science Magazine – The Health Witness
Treatment for fatal Niemann-Pick type C entangled in legal battle