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Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

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DAKAR/CONAKRY - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast. | Video

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief 29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.

African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice 29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows.

Better education on breast reconstruction may be needed after cancer 29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When it comes to deciding to have breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer, most women are generally satisfied with the decision-making process, a new study suggests.

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AstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial 29 Aug 2014

LONDON - Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer.

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Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic 29 Aug 2014

PARIS - The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials 29 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines.

New test may predict worker hearing loss 29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK - Not everyone exposed to high noise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and a new study suggests a simple test can predict which workers will be affected.

No respite for South Sudan: cholera down but malaria, parasitic disease up - MSF 29 Aug 2014

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Sudan's cholera crisis is waning but humanitarian workers are now battling increased cases of malaria and the parasitic disease kala azar, with children most affected.

Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive 12:41am BST

LOS ANGELES - A moratorium on U.S. adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension.