Posts Tagged Health

Cameroon latest team to want venue change

Russian doctor Valentine Safronov stands inside a mobile medical lab donated by the Russian government to assist with the Ebola out-brake in Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday, Aug.  26, 2014.  The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American health official said at the start of his visit to the hardest-hit countries. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent’s top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams.

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Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon.

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

A man, left, walk past a Ebola awareness campaign poster, in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast,  Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Sevi Herve Gbekide )

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast’s football federation said Tuesday that it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month’s home game against Sierra Leone.

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Doctor: Football player died after loss of sodium

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The physician who treated Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks says the 17-year-old died of a severe loss of sodium that caused water to build up on his brain.

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Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

In this March 21, 2007, file photo, then-Missouri redshirt freshman Michael Keck, left, listens to a coach during defensive drllls at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Keck, who transferred to Missouri State in 2009, played just two years of college football before he was knocked out and gave the sport up for good. He turned combative, began to struggle in school, and soon was spending most of his time indoors in a darkened room. Keck died in 2013 at age 25 of what doctors believe was an unrelated heart condition. His brain, as he requested, was donated to the Boston University lab researching a degenerative brain condition frequently found in contact-sport athletes. It was found that Keck had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which had advanced to a stage never before seen in someone so young. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good.

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