World Bank warns Ebola outbreak could be disastrous for West African economies

ebolaLondon, Sep 18 - The World Bank has warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa can have adverse effects on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Seirra Leone .

The organization said that the virus could grow eight-fold in the affected states which would lead to a disastrous economic impact, reported the BBC.

However, the impact can be controlled if the global response is stronger, says the World Bank.

Study links artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes epidemic

Study links artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes epidemicWashington, Sept 18 - A new study has revealed that artificial sweeteners could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota.

Losing weight, quitting smoking may reduce risk of old age dementia

Losing weight, quitting smoking may reduce risk of old age dementia London, Sept 17 : A new study has revealed that old age dementia can be avoided by losing weight, quitting smoking and reducing heart disease and diabetes risk.

The World Alzheimer's Report 2014 commissioned by Alzheimer's disease International said that dementia's links to physical health could be effective at fending off dementia even in later life, the Independent reported.

Ebola outbreak severity is 'impossible' to predict, claims researcher

ebolaWashington, Sep 17 - a new study has revealed that a mathematical model which was supposed to predict Ebola outbreaks has now been ruled out to foretell its severity.

Ebola a global threat, need to act fast: Obama

Ebola a global threat, need to act fast: Obama Washington - Terming Ebola as a global threat, US President Barack Obama has called upon the international community to "act fast" to stop the spread of the deadly virus which has claimed more than 2,400 lives and infected some 5,000 mostly in Africa.

Consuming high-fat dairy products cuts diabetes risk

high fatWashington, Sept 16 - A new study has demonstrated that people who consume high-fat dairy products on a regular basis are less likely to develop diabetes.

The study conducted by European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, showed that people with the highest consumption of high-fat dairy products had a 23percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest consumption (1 or less per day).

Schizophrenia consists of 8 genetically distinct disorders

Schizophrenia consists of 8 genetically distinct disordersWashington, September 15 : A new study has shown that schizophrenia isn't a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.

Scientists invent 'bio-spleen' device that uses 'magnet' to cleanse blood

Scientists invent 'bio-spleen' device that uses 'magnet' to cleanse bloodJohannesburg, Sep 15 - Scientists recently unveiled a device called 'bio-spleen,' which uses a magnet to cleanse the blood by bacteria, fungi and toxins.

Researchers hope that the external gadget, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections, could be adapted one day for stripping Ebola and other viruses from blood, News24. com reported.

How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis ace

How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis aceWashington, Sep 14 - A new research has shed light on how brain can differentiate between the errors of different magnitudes, like while, fine-tuning a tennis serve; the brain has to distinguish whether it needs to make a slight rectification if the ball barely misses the target or a much bigger correction if it is way off.

Now, virtual sex assault game with pair of touchable fake breasts!

Now, virtual sex assault game with pair of touchable fake breasts!London, Sept 13 - Japan-based developers have come up with virtual sex assault game with a pair of touchable fake breasts.

In the new head-mounted display game, an image of virtual girl appears, while the player grabs the model boobs, which are made from the foam of a novelty mouse pad, the Mirror reported.

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