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Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

05/11/2014

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Flu Vaccinations in Europe, Photo by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]

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Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

12/08/2014

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Robin Williams, 1951 - 2014, Photo by Jay Paul

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]

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Generation Z, Tobacco Free?

08/07/2014

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Smoking Dude, Photo by Michiel S

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 11:45 p.m. DST, 8 July 2014 UNITED KINGDOM — Could the generation born after the year 2000 be the first generation in the Western world to be cigarette free? Doctors throughout the United Kingdom are hoping so. The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted in favor of a law […]

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WHO, West African Ministers of Health Develop Ebola Strategy

07/07/2014

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Field Testing Ebola Prevention Posters, Photo by UNICEF Liberia

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 07 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Last week an Emergency Ministerial Meeting was held in Accra to discuss the growing Ebola epidemic. The disease, which can have up to a 90% fatality rate, started in rural Guinea then spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. […]

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Omani Woman Nora Al-Daher, Gambled and Lost £2m in One Night, then Refuses to Pay Casino

04/07/2014

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Casino III, Gambling Chips, Photo by Mike Jack

UNITED KINGDOM, London – There is such a thing as gambling addiction, problem gambling, or ludomania which is the urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction. However, for the DSM […]

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