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Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

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STOCKHOLM - Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales

BARCELONA - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.

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Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

BARCELONA - A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.

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Swedish hospital investigating possible case of Ebola: media

STOCKHOLM - A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported on Sunday.

31 Aug 2014

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

MONROVIA/CONAKRY - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Study raises concerns over Servier, Amgen heart drug

BARCELONA - A major clinical study has raised concerns about a drug from private French company Servier that helps lower the heart rate and which was licensed to U.S. group Amgen last year.

31 Aug 2014

Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

BARCELONA - Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.

31 Aug 2014

Early data suggest Sanofi, Regeneron drug may halve heart risk

BARCELONA - An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday.

31 Aug 2014

WFP says it needs $70 million to feed 1.3 million people in Ebola quarantine

DAKAR - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said.

30 Aug 2014

Liberia adds new Ebola centers as tries to contain virus outbreak

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia is building five new Ebola treatment centers each with capacity for 100 beds as it struggles to contain the spread of world’s biggest outbreak of the deadly disease, government and health officials said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014