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American Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood To Fellow Missionary Doctor

Religion News Service | Karen Weintraub and Liz Szabo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missi...

Hope in the Time of Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

It has been an outbreak of terrible human suffering. Sadly, there will be a great deal more suffering before this outbreak is over. But every day there are more reasons to be hopeful.

The Ugly Face of Ebola Tells Us Africa Is NOT Rising

Fatou Wurie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

The message is clear, Africa is not rising, as the popularized term often indicates a consolidated unified upward movement from the continent, rather each African nation is grabbing life jackets to remain above water.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

The West Africa Ebola Epidemic Arouses Global Response But Caution Needs an Ally and a Local Interpreter

Sharon Hrynkow PhD | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Hrynkow PhD

When Ebola drugs and vaccines become available, trust -- engendered best by knowledgeable local leaders - may be the vital ingredient in ensuring that drugs are distributed most quickly to those in need.

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Why This 'Miracle' Boy Who Beat Ebola Symbolizes Hope For Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

While the unprecedented spread of Ebola continues plaguing West Africa, an image of one boy has captured a wave of hope for the people of Sierra Leone...

Ebola + Donald Trump = Crazy Town

Susie Sampson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Ebola is coming and we're all going to die!!!! Actually, not really. But if you watch CNN, you'll definitely start to think so.

We'll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks

Connor Bamford | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science
Connor Bamford

It is becoming clear that researchers working on these pathogens don't agree on how best to study these particularly dangerous viruses and two groups have now emerged with different views.

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.

Putting a Face on Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

During the period of the civil wars, when life in Monrovia was restricted by a curfew that began in the late afternoon, Michael Weah established a small lending library, supplying anyone who asked with reading material -- books, magazines, newspapers, donated from overseas.

The Hot Zones: A Year in Review of Travel Illness

Dane Steele Green | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No one likes to think about getting sick on a vacation, and the fact is that most of us never will. However, 2014 has thrown up some very lurid headlines about just such a subject.

Microsoft Scrambles to Release new Win 8.1 Update and Battles IE Security Flaw

Michael L. Berman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

This will be the second major update for what it dubbed Windows 8.1 since February, but will it be the last before Microsoft debuts the much anticipated (at least by me) Windows 9?

State of Confusion: One-Third of American Parents Continue to Link Vaccines and Autism

Sally Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Greenberg

We must not allow anti-vaccination rhetoric to undermine these critically-important methods for keeping children and adults safe from illness or disease.

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

Lethal Virus Spreads In Middle East

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that...

'Green News Report' - March 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds arrested at White House -- again -- protesting Keystone XL pip...

2014: The Year of Counterveillance

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

It should come as no surprise to many that chose "Privacy" as its 2013 "Word of the Year." Consider these six news stories, which br...

LOOK: Under The Microscope, Deadly Viruses Look Absolutely Stunning

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Infectious diseases like AIDS and hepatitis are never pretty. But the pathogens that cause many potentially deadly infections turn out to be absolutel...

Outbreak That Sent Dozens To Hospital In Vegas Was Virus

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus...

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Even if we find the MERS virus living naturally in bats, we do not know how the bug gets into humans -- and luckily it's an extremely rare event.

These Striking Visualisations Will Change How You Think About HIV

Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

While most of us are familiar with the visible effects of HIV, we are not as familiar with the image of the virus itself. Ukrainian designer A...

Scientists Make Huge Discovery | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The largest-known virus — both in terms of physical size and its genome — has been discovered and named, French researchers recently reported in t...

Ransomware Computer Virus Poses Financial Threat to Computer Users

Reno Charlton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, computer and broadband related technology has come a long way. This has resulted in both consumers and individuals becoming increas...

Gov't Agency Goes Way Too Far To Fight Hackers

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department destroyed more than $170,000 worth of desktops, printers, TVs, cameras and computer mice to remove from its network an in...