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'Urban Ebola' could see cases rise exponentially

'Urban Ebola' could see cases rise exponentially

World
There is a "very high" public health risk from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation has said.  The health agency has raised its earlier assessment after one patient in a major city was confirmed as having the disease.Although the global risk of an Ebola outbreak remains low, the WHO says the risk to countries neighbouring the Congo is now "moderate".On Thursday, a case was confirmed in Mbandaka - a city of about 1.5 million people.The city lies about 93 miles from Bikoro, a remote area where the current outbreak was announced last week.Now the disease has been reported in a highly populated urban area, it is expected to spread more quickly."The confirmed case in Mbandaka, a large urban centre located on major national and interna...
35 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

35 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

Health
Contaminated chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, is likely to blame for the E. Coli outbreak that has infected 35 people across 11 states, including 22 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. "Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick," the CDC said in a statement. If a consumer is unsure if the lettuce is romaine and if a restaurant or retailer has romaine lettuce from the Yuma area, 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, the CDC recommended that the lettuce should be discarded. The three people that have been hospitalized with E. Coli in this outbreak have deve...
Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

Health
Four in 10 prostate cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed late, a study suggests.The report by charity Orchid found a "worrying trend" of late diagnosis with 37% of prostate cancer cases diagnosed at stages three and four.The report found one in four cases of prostate cancer was diagnosed in A&E. In February figures showed the number of men dying from prostate cancer had overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK.With an aging population, the charity has called for urgent action to prevent a "ticking time bomb in terms of prostate cancer provision". Orchid chief executive Rebecca Porta said: "With prostate cancer due to be the most prevalent cancer in the UK within the next 12 years, we are facing a potential crisis in terms of diagnostics, treatment and pat...
Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

World
Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations, a move that could lead to the first indictments after months of corruption investigations focusing on the prime minister and his family. Israeli police said in a statement they had "sufficient evidence" against the prime minister in both cases "for the offense of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust." Israeli police alleged Netanyahu received at least 1 million shekels, around $ 283,000, in lavish gifts and bribes. Case 1,000 alleges that Netanyahu accepted gifts from wealthy patrons in return for advancing their interests. In so-called Case 2,000, Netanyahu is accused of striking a deal with Israel's second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, to provide h...
Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Science
Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from. These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the deceased was placed before it was put in a tomb. They are made from scraps of papyrus which were used by ancient Egyptians for shopping lists or tax returns. The technology is giving historians a new insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt. The hieroglyphics found on the walls of the tombs of the Pharaohs show how the rich and powerful wanted to be portrayed. It was the propaganda of its time. The new technique gives Egyptologists access to the real story of Ancient Egypt, according to Prof Adam Gibson of University College London, who led the project."Because the waste papyrus was used to mak...