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Ebola could wreck W Africa economies, warns World Bank

BBC News: The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says. The organisation says the economic impact of…

Obama says Ebola outbreak a ‘global security threat’

BBC News: President Barack Obama has called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa “a threat to global security”, as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus. The…

Obama ‘to pledge troops for Ebola’

BBC News: US President Barack Obama is to announce plans on Tuesday to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say. It is understood…

Ebola outbreak ‘threatens Liberia’s national existence’

Liberia is facing a “serious threat” to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus “spreads like wildfire” there, its defence minister says. Brownie Samukai told the UN Security Council…

Ebola crisis: Liberia ‘faces huge surge’ says WHO

Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with thousands of new cases expected in the next three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Conventional methods to control the outbreak were…

Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’

Source: BBC News The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the…

Boy has ears created from ribs

Source: BBC News A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs. Nine-year-old Kieran Sorkin had the surgery at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.…

Epilepsy cure breakthrough

Gene study makes epilepsy cure breakthrough Source: ABC News For decades researchers have been trying to pinpoint the genetic causes of epilepsy. Now a study involving 8,000 patients world-wide has…

Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US. Scientists from…

The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity

Source: The Atlantic   In early April, as the first reports of Ebola began to emerge from Western Guinea, I was invited to attend the first meeting of the Kono…

Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Security forces in Liberia’s capital Monrovia have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola. The move set off protests…

Liberia: Ahmadiyya Muslims Present Checks to Fight Ebola

All Africa — The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks, totaling ten thousand British Pounds (£10,000.00) to the government of Liberia to assist in the…

Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

Source: BBC News   The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said. She told a…

‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

Source: BBC News Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented. And in…

The Importance of Eating Together

Source: The Atlantic After my mother passed away and my brother went to study in New Zealand, the first thing that really felt different was the dinner table. My father…

This mother who left her baby on the subway is not some Bad Black Mom. She’s part of a mental-health stigma

theguardian: by Kirsten West Savali — When 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs abandoned her 10-month-old baby girl on a New York City subway platform on 7 July, it was a piercing cry for help…

C-section ‘linked to stillbirth’

Source: BBC News   Women who have c-sections are 14% more likely to have a stillbirth in future than those giving birth naturally, say researchers. And c-sections raised the chance…

Canada’s Health Care System Should Incorporate Alternative Medicine

By Dr. Divi Chandna Health care is something that most of us have opinions about. Having just celebrated Canada Day, there is nothing closer to a proud Canadian’s heart than…

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