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Ebola Outbreak 2014

After returning from the neighboring country of Guinea, a Senegalese student has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making Senegal the fifth country in Africa to report the disease, Reuters article reports. Senegal is a hub for business in West Africa, and health officials say that the student concealed the fact he had close contacts with victims while visiting his home in Guinea. Senegal announced that it would be closing its southern land border with Guinea, in addition to banning flights to and from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

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New Cancer Therapies


MEDI-4736, AstraZeneca‘s new immuno-oncology drug will be tested in a Phase II trial in 48 patients with colorectal cancer, Reuters article reports. The drug is designed to help the immune system fight tumors, and is currently being studied in lung, as well as head and neck cancer. AstraZeneca shares rose 2.1 percent, as MEDI-4736 is forecasted to make $6.5 billion in sales, as the new drug carries with it a great deal of hope for the future of the company.

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Obesity Epidemic


According to an article published by CBS News, taxing sugary sodas can in fact help to combat childhood obesity. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicineimplementing a tax of one cent per ounce of sugary beverages would reduce obesity in adolescents by around 2.4 percent, making it the most effective proposed solution yet. Currently, one in three people in the U.S. between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight or obese, though the policy is unlikely to take effect in the near future.

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Read the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Public Health

The Department of Health has confirmed finding the deadly bacteria Naegleria fowleri in the water system of a Southern Louisiana town, an article published by CBS News reports. Last year, a 4-year-old boy died after contracting the infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis, where the amoeba enters and infects the brain. Strangely, the condition can only be caused by ingestion of water through the nose; drinking the water is not dangerous.

Read the article published by CBS News.