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Ebola: WHO emergency team holds talks on travel curbs

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic. The meeting in Geneva will examine screening measures at borders and consider whether stricter travel regulations…

Ebola crisis: Nigeria set to be declared free of virus

Nigeria is expected to be declared officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases. Africa’s most populous country won praise for its swift response after…

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

1 drop of blood & 60 minutes: Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a…

(Ebola?) The US Is Suffering From An STD Epidemic

businessinsider.com: Infectious diseases seem to come and go, sometimes causing scary outbreaks, while other times seeming to disappear. But some infectious pathogens are always with us, lurking just below the…

Japanese cuisine under attack from Western food; chefs fight back with school programs

abc.net.au: by Mathew Carney — Japan has already seen steep increases in diet-related diseases such as diabetes. “People take in too much fat with Western foods and get diseases,” Dr Eguchi…

UN: Ebola outbreak could be controlled in three months

The UN special envoy on Ebola says he hopes that the outbreak can be brought under control within three months. David Nabarro told the BBC the number of Ebola cases was currently…

Ebola is ‘entrenched and accelerating’ in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating in almost all settings. WHO deputy…

Ebola outbreak: Spain investigates new case

Investigations are under way at a hospital in Madrid after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus outside West Africa. The nurse…

Ebola outbreak: Eid celebrations subdued in West Africa

Celebrations in West Africa for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha have been badly affected by the Ebola outbreak. Reports from Guinea say public places used for prayers are deserted…

First womb-transplant baby born

Source: BBC Health A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report. The 36-year-old mother, who was born…

Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal – US health officials

The Ebola virus may have been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, US health authorities say, after no new cases were reported there for almost a month. The US Centers for…

Antibiotics ‘linked to childhood obesity’

Source: BBC NEWS Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those who use fewer drugs of becoming obese, US researchers say. The JAMA…

Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine to three more districts

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has widened a quarantine to include another one million people in an attempt to curb the spread of Ebola. The northern districts of Port…

Ebola death rates 70% – WHO study

New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported, says the World Health Organization. Ebola infections will treble to 20,000 by…

2014 Run for Vaughan: Communities built through partnership, teamwork and community spirit

The event is organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and promises to bring the members of the entire Vaughan community together to have fun, stay fit and successfully raise funds…

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone lockdown declared ‘success’

A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities. They say more than a million households were surveyed and 130…

Why We Should Judge the World on the Health of Women

Huff Post: by Jim Campbell  — Everyone is an optimist and a pessimist. The pessimist in me knows that, out of the 75 countries that account for the vast majority of maternal…

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…

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