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At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports
A study finds that in states that did not expand the health program for low-income residents, the rate of uninsurance among 50- to 64-year-olds is twice that of other states.
Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds
As scientists discover ways to transfer sensory elements such as sight and sound across bone, converting one to the other in the central nervous system, a new study says this could occur naturally in certain blind individuals in a process called echolocation.
By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's home minister called for a police investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic, saying it may be an attempt at sabotaging the government, media reported on Monday. President Joko Widodo has called for calm after reports that tainted rice may have caused the hospitalization of a girl in Medan on Sunday and made some customers at a food market in Bekasi sick last week. Rice is a common food staple in Indonesia, the world's third biggest importer, and reports of contamination can quickly cause food scares in the vast archipelago.
On May 24 last year a pregnant woman and an older housewife staggered into Kenema hospital in eastern Sierra Leone and were diagnosed within a day as the country's first Ebola cases. Both women had attended the funeral of a widely-respected faith healer known as Mendinor, whose "powers" were renowned on both sides of Sierra Leone's border with Guinea. The grandmother, whose real name was Finda Nyuma, had been treating sick patients in her home village, a diamond-mining town just a few hours' walk from Gueckedou in Guinea, where the outbreak began in December 2013.