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October 14, 2017 9:05 PM Coordinated care for breast cancer is now being offered in Siouxland

NORTH SIOUX CITY | Kristi Mullins calls the team of health care professionals who treated her for breast cancer her "dream team." The 45-year-old Sioux City woman was diagnosed with the disease that is estimated to claim more than 40,600 U.S. women's lives this year after having a 3D mammogram in July. She was swiftly referred to Midlands Clinic's Coordinated 148

October 13, 2017 4:49 PM Seychelles schools closed over plague fears

Victoria - The Seychelles government ordered schools to close on Friday, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores. The health ministry has also put under surveillance 320 people who have come into contact with the two patients. A total of 12 people showing plague-like 143

October 13, 2017 1:53 PM No Bra Day Is Not Aligned With Breast Cancer Care, So Where Did It Begin?

Women are being encouraged on social media to take off their bras and share photos with the hashtag #NoBraDay. At first glance this looks like another charity event to raise attention for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - but would a cancer charity really ask women to share photos of their bra-free chests? And in what way does this fashion statement actually 195

October 12, 2017 8:08 PM The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

U.S. health advisers have endorsed an experimental approach to treating inherited blindness, setting the stage for the likely approval of an innovative new genetic medicine. A panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of Spark Therapeutics’ injectable therapy, which aims to improve vision in patients with a rare mutation 140

October 12, 2017 7:43 PM FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

A panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics for a rare form of blindness. Gene therapy, which has had a roller-coaster history of high hopes and devastating disappointments, took an important step forward Thursday. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee endorsed 146

October 11, 2017 8:50 PM Africa's schools failing girls

According to the report released on the eve of the International Day of the Girl which was marked yesterday, the Central African Republic was ranked the second toughest place for girls to get an education, followed by Niger. The ONE Campaign is a policy and advocacy organisation of more than 8 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable 182

October 11, 2017 9:35 AM More than 100 hippos killed in possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia

All the hippos were from the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia's remote north-east. More than 100 hippopotamuses have died in a possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia, authorities at a national park have announced. All the animals are thought to have died last week in the African nation's remote north-east. Anthrax, a bacterial disease, is known to kill cattle 172

October 10, 2017 1:45 PM Anthrax outbreak panic: Could CANNIBAL hippos spread deadly infection?

THE ROTTING carcasses of more than 100 hippos floating in the murky waters of a remote African national park have sparked an anthrax alert. Gruesome images of dozens of the decaying creatures floating on their backs with legs sticking in the air have led to the authorities in Namibia fearing that one of the planet’s most dreaded diseases is to blame 119

October 10, 2017 1:45 PM Anthrax may have caused the sudden death of 100 hippos

More than 100 hippopotamuses have died over the past week in Bwabwata National Park, in northeast Namibia, leaving authorities scrambling to explain the cause. Agence France-Presse reports that some veterinary experts in the southwestern African country believe the sudden deaths may have been caused by anthrax. “Over 100 hippos died in the past week. The cause 127

October 10, 2017 5:52 AM Anthrax May Have Killed 100 Hippos, Seen Lying Flat On Their Backs

Windhoek, Namibia: Over 100 hippos have died in Namibia in a remote national park in the past week, the country's environment minister said on Monday, warning that anthrax could be to blame. Images from the Bwabwata national park in northeast Namibia showed dozens of lifeless hippos, some flat on their backs, others with just their heads visible above 129