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2014 Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Blood Hits Black Market

According to an article published by CNN Health, desperate patients with the Ebola virus are seeking a solution to their ailments--in the black market. Since survivors of the deadly disease develop an immunity, their blood is purported to have antibodies that fight the virus. Though this method is not...
Could a simple blood test enable physicians to detect clinical depression? According to an article published by CBS News, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a blood test that analyzes nine RNA blood markers which reveal a difference among patients with depression. A study published...
The number of deaths resulting from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers soared from 3,000 in 1999 to 12,000 in 2011 , according to an article published by CBS News. Deaths resulting from overdoses of drugs like morphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone jumped from 1.4 per 100,000 people to 5.4 per...