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IMF policies blamed for Ebola spread in West Africa

BBC News: Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in three West African states, UK-based researchers say. It had…

Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050

BBC News: Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a…

Ebola vaccine trial ‘interrupted’ due to joint pains

BBC News: The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet. READ MORE…  …

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone bodies found piled up in Kono

BBC News: Health officials in Sierra Leone have discovered scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may have been underreported.…

230,000 Ontarians considered suicide in past year, report estimates

Source: Global News More Ontarians are reporting mental anguish and almost a quarter million have considered killing themselves in the past 12 months, according to a report from the Centre…

Put down the doughnut: Trans fat may hurt your memory

Source: CNN News   If you can’t remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins. It turns out the more trans fat you eat, the…

Why Kids Should Not Be Rewarded with Junk Food

By Kiran Dodeja Smith —— I’ve been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food.…

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…

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