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15 must-know facts about Ebola Virus Disease

HealthX24 answers some questions about Ebola Virus Disease with facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. 1. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal infection. 2. Ebola virus can be transmitted to others through direct …

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    Energy drinks increase the risk of sudden death 

    Energy drinks may be dangerous in persons with a genetic heart condition known as long QT syndrome (LQT). This is the finding of the first study to evaluate the effect of energy drinks on inherited heart conditions. It was published May 8 in the International Journal of Cardiology.  According to the team, …

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      HIV Self-Testing-An Easier Way of knowing your Status

      When it comes to HIV/AIDS,  everybody needs to know his or status. To facilitate this, World Health Organization released   new guidelines for self-testing on World AIDS day (marked on December 1, 2016). Now, you can get tested in the comfort of your homes, without the fear of being stigmatized for …

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