Thursday, August 21 2014

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Health News Articles for Thursday, August 21 2014
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Ebola crisis provides glimpse into Samaritan’s Purse, SIM

Dent Thompson had never heard of Samaritan’s Purse when the Christian relief group called last month and asked for his help. Samaritan’s Purse and another global ministry group, SIM, were scrambling to transport two ¬Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries from Liberia to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

Common cold may temporarily raise risk of stroke in children, study finds

Researchers – who took pains to emphasize that the overall risk of strokes in children is extremely low - said the findings suggest that colds and other minor infections may have a strong if short-lived effect on the risk of stroke in children who are already susceptible to a stroke.