Anna Almendrala
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Anna Almendrala is a Healthy Living editor for the Huffington Post. She was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in New Zealand and California. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2006 with a double major in Rhetoric and Spanish and has previously worked for Sojourners and Brave New Films. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles.

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エボラ出血熱に打ち克つ主な治療法は? 日々闘い続ける医療関係者たち

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 3:53 AM


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CDC Plans To Route Future U.S. Ebola Patients To Specially Trained Hospitals

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 8:57 PM

In the event that another person in the United States tests positive for Ebola, they could be re-routed to one of a handful of hospitals that are specifically equipped and trained to deal with deadly viruses like Ebola, confirmed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden during...

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As mais importantes descobertas de 2014 sobre o câncer de mama

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 7:12 PM

Estima-se que uma em cada oito mulheres americanas terão câncer de mama invasivo em suas vidas, e cerca de 40 000 vão morrer da doença este ano.

Saiba mais sobre as pesquisas realizadas ao redor do mundo e publicadas recentemente. Elas têm o potencial de salvar vidas.


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Schools Close After Second Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola

(519) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Several schools across the country have temporary closed their campuses for a thorough cleaning in the wake of potential exposure to Amber Vinson, a nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the deceased patient who was the first to be diagnosed in the United States.

Vinson traveled...

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Tom Frieden Admits Officials Don't Know How Ebola Transmission Occurred

(383) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden admitted to a House panel on Thursday that officials still don’t know exactly how two nurses contracted Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, nurses at...

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Here's A Breakdown Of The Ebola Treatments Used So Far In This Outbreak

(7) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 6:42 PM

As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa and begins to slowly spread in the United States, the race for a cure or vaccine for the deadly virus is more pressing than ever.

Because of relatively few Ebola patients (2,418 cases in total before this current outbreak)...

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(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:39 AM


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Nurses Say U.S. Hospitals Aren't Adequately Prepared To Handle Ebola Patients

(107) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Any hospital with a private room and bathroom is technically adequate for isolating and treating an Ebola patient, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But to truly remove the risk of contracting the deadly virus among health workers requires meticulous work and years of repetitive drills and...

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New Type Of 'Good' Fat Could Help Cure Diabetes

(18) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Scientists have added a new type of fat to the list of “good” fats that help keep us healthy. So healthy, in fact, that this new fat may play a role in eventually developing treatments to address Type 2 diabetes as well as inflammatory diseases like Crohn's disease and rheumatoid...

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Dallas Hospital Responds To Criticisms of Ebola Patient's Treatment

(266) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 3:01 PM

After the death Wednesday of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., the hospital that cared for him has gone on the defensive.

In a statement released after Duncan's death, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas spokesman Wendell Watson wrote that the hospital would like...

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A arma mais recente na luta contra a resistência aos antibióticos vive na vagina

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 10:27 PM

Pesquisadores viajaram até os confins da terra em busca de microrganismos exóticos que pudessem produzir medicamentos necessários para nossa sobrevivência e superação. Mas um novo estudo aponta que podemos ter deixado de lado uma fonte extremamente rica de drogas que se encontra bem debaixo de nossos narizes: as...

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5 consejos para no contagiarse de ébola (INFOGRAFÍA)

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 12:50 PM

El ébola ha infectado a unas 7.470 personas y se ha cobrado las vidas de 3.431, la mayoría de África Occidental. Estos números, junto a las muertes de los occidentales repatriados a España y EEUU, pintan un panorama impactante de la rapidez con la que este...

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5 Ways You Definitely Won't Get Ebola

(129) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 8:05 AM

Ebola has infected an estimated 7,470 people and claimed the lives of 3,431, mostly in West Africa. These numbers, as well as the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, are a fearsome testament to how rapidly the virus can decimate a community....

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Remains Of Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan To Be Cremated

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 6:10 PM

The remains of Liberian man Thomas Eric Duncan will be cremated in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Texas health authorities said Wednesday.

Duncan, who died Wednesday morning after battling Ebola, was the first patient to be diagnosed with the virus in the United...

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Thomas Eric Duncan Dead; Dallas Ebola Patient Had Been Critically Ill

(767) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:21 AM

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who had been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, died on Wednesday. He was 42.

Duncan was the first person to have been diagnosed with the virus in the United States. He had been receiving the experimental drug Brincidofovir since Saturday....

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The Most Important Breast Cancer Findings Of 2014

(13) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 8:23 AM

It's estimated that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, and about 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease this year.

Learn more about the potentially life-saving research that has been published from research centers around the world.

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What We Know About Thomas Eric Duncan, The First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The U.S.

(113) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 7:29 PM

Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Here’s everything we know so far about Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. We traced his journey to the U.S. -- from his arrival in Dallas on Sept. 20, to his first...

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Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

(21) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, is now receiving an experimental drug called brincidofovir, according to a statement from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Duncan had begun to receive the treatment Saturday afternoon and is currently in critical condition.


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U.S. Ebola Patient's Family Under Guarded Quarantine In Texas

(18) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Both Thomas Eric Duncan and his four relatives exposed to Ebola symptoms are being kept under the watchful eye of the law in Texas. A guard is watching over the door to Duncan's hospital room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and a member of law enforcement is standing guard...

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Travel Ban From Ebola-Hit Countries Would Be 'Quick, Simple And Wrong,' CDC Director Says

(170) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Barring all incoming flights from Ebola-hit countries in West Africa might seem like the best way to prevent an outbreak of the virus in the United States, but doing so would actually hurt efforts to curb the outbreak in the long run, Tom Frieden, M.D., MPH, director of the Centers...

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