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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

Source: BBC News   A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek…

Homeopaths offer services ‘to help fight’ Ebola epidemic in west Africa

theguardian.com: Homeopaths have offered their services to prevent and treat Ebola in west Africa, claiming their “remedies” can work in serious epidemics of infectious disease. “Homeopaths worldwide have been mobilising…

Ebola outbreak: Abbott urged to send Australian health workers

The Australian government is facing more criticism for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola. A 25-bed US field hospital that will treat international health workers who…

Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers

The president of the World Bank has appealed for thousands of medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Jim Yong Kim said at…

Ebola crisis: Dozens monitored after first Mali case

Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the country confirmed its first case of Ebola. The patient is a two-year-old girl who recently arrived from Guinea, which along…

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…

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