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Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

MONROVIA/CONAKRY, Aug 30 - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighbourhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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UPDATE 1-New Novartis drug may upend heart failure treatment

* Drug cuts cardiovascular death, hospitalisations by fifth

8:11pm IST

Boston Scientific nerve device no help in heart failure study

BARCELONA, Aug 30 - A Boston Scientific device that stimulates the vagus nerve - a superhighway connecting the brain to the rest of the body - failed to help patients with heart failure in a mid-stage clinical trial.

6:44pm IST

WFP says it needs $70 mln to feed 1.3 mln people in Ebola quarantine

DAKAR, Aug 30 - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said.

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New Novartis heart failure drug cuts risk by a fifth

* LCZ696 reduces cardiovascular death and hospitalisations

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Arun Jaitley sees economic growth speeding up

NEW DELHI - A day after the best economic growth figures in more than two years greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first three months in office, the finance minister on Saturday predicted faster growth to come.