Tuesday, September 23 2014

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Health News Articles for Tuesday, September 23 2014
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Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, WHO Says in Dire New Forecast

World Health Organization researchers issued a dire new forecast for the Ebola epidemic Tuesday, one that sees 20,000 cases by November. And 70 percent of patients are dying.

Sierra Leone identifies scores of Ebola cases during three-day curfew

At least 130 Ebola cases were identified and scores of bodies buried during a three-day curfew in Sierra Leone, the country’s health authorities said Monday, calling the controversial effort largely successful.

Diabetes Drug May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola treatment center

Liberia’s largest Ebola treatment center is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have the dreaded disease.

Texas Newborns Potentially Exposed to TB Awaiting Test Results

Health officials began screening more than 700 infants who may potentially have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, officials said today.

Roasted peanuts more likely trigger allergic reaction, study finds

Roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than raw peanuts, according to a new study.