Health Alert: Doctors begin testing Ebola vaccine

(CBS)- The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an Ebola vaccine on people next week.  Researchers will test the vaccine on healthy people not infected with Ebola to determine if it's safe and effective.  Testing has been fast-tracked after the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people.

(CBS)- Delivering an electrical current to the brain can improve memory, according to a study at Northwestern University. Researchers found electrical stimulation encourages regions of the brain associated with memory to work well together. Scientists hope their discovery will lead to better treatments for Alzheimer's, stroke and traumatic brain injury patients.

(CBS)- Researchers in Holland have developed a way to predict which type 1 diabetes patients are at risk for major complications. Scientists found looking at factors like cholesterol levels and waist-hip ratio could help doctors determine who may develop serious health issues.  Doctors say recognizing these predictors can help prevent complications including amputation, blindness and heart disease.


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