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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…

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…

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