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Health

  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
    CONAKRY, Guinea – It was a highway robbery, but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Study will test survivors’ blood to treat Ebola
    A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.
  • Study
    CHICAGO – Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S.
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Vera Bradley Foundation completes breast-cancer pledge

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer said today it had completed its current $10 million pledge to research, bringing its total contribution to $20 million since 1998.

The foundation presented a $2.35 million check for research on Saturday night at its "Viva la Pink -- A Gathering of Girlfriends" event at the Vera Bradley Design Center in southwest Allen County.

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