Health


Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

The WHO said it was working closely with DR Congo authorities to help deploy health workers and protective equipment in the remote area, which is hard for teams to access, in order to "rapidly control the outbreak". "One case of Ebola is an emergency", Peter Piot, who co-discovered the virus in the DRC in the 1970s, told the Financial Times. As Vox's Julia Belluz reported in December, health officials now have a potent new tool to prevent widespread Ebola outbreak: a vaccine.


Human sense of smell as good as that of dogs

Human sense of smell as good as that of dogs

What scents - glorious or gross - can a twitchy little mouse nose detect that are passing right by us? "But you don't necessarily need to smell more smells because you're bigger". In 1879, Broca divided animals into two groups. Cheer up, humans! We're not as bad as we think we are. In addition, humans subconsciously use smell to learn about their surrounding world, including the people in it.


Juncker hails expanding European Union on visit to Romania

Juncker hails expanding European Union on visit to Romania

Besides addressing the Parliament and meeting President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, Juncker also attended a public debate with the citizens, held at the National Art Museum. Last week, Mr Davis had already accused the Commission of attempting to intimidate the United Kingdom. It reported that European Union officials and Mr.


Head of troubled NYC jail system plans to resign

Head of troubled NYC jail system plans to resign

The head of New York City's jails is expected to resign on Friday amid mounting pressure following a series of scandals over the misuse of city property and his department's spying on city investigators, according to local media reports . Staffers were drafting Ponte's resignation speech Thursday evening, the sources said. The calls for his resignation came after Ponte, who has served in the role since 2014, allegedly lied under oath at a City Council hearing Monday, Burrell reported.


Blame game heats up as budget work hits a standstill

Blame game heats up as budget work hits a standstill

Complicating the situation is that Republicans, with a one-vote majority in the Senate, have not been able to vote on the remaining budget bills because a key lawmaker is out on a family medical emergency. "They pulled out", Dayton countered. Both sides are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2011, when Dayton and a GOP-controlled Legislature deadlocked over how to solve a $6 billion budget deficit, triggering a 20-day government shutdown.


Featured Stock to Focus: Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

Featured Stock to Focus: Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

The six month price index is simply measured by dividing the current share price by the share price six months ago. The stock grabbed 19 new institutional investments totaling 1,328,314 shares while 47 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 4,420,600 shares.