Ebola Virus

BBC

VIDEO: Robotic suit helps patients to walk

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Nikki Fox, the BBC's disability corRead more

A&E has 'worst week' in England

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Pressures in A&E units in England haRead more

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

One of Sierra Leone's top doctors,Read more

VIDEO: Is this the future of bionics?

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

How motion capture technology is being uRead more

First UK reservists join Ebola fight

On December 20, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The first British army reservists alongRead more

EU approves first stem cell therapy

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

A stem cell therapy has been approved foRead more

NHS staff to strike in new year

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

There will be a fresh wave of strikes acRead more

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

On December 20, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Charities warn patients are not being taRead more

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heRead more

VIDEO: Disability work scheme 'lacks cash'

On December 19, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Substantial numbers of disabled people aRead more

NY Times

Dispatch: Ebola Should Be Easy to Treat

On December 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

Ebola is easy to treat, but conditions iRead more

Hepatitis C Treatment Wins Approval, but Price Relief May Be Limited

On December 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANDREW POLLACK

Insurers are hoping that a new competitoRead more

Pain Clinic Doctor Is Sentenced in Overdose Deaths of 2 Patients

On December 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.

Stan Xuhui Li was convicted of manslaughRead more

Well: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for Boys

On December 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The less weight a woman gains during preRead more

Recipes for Health: For Hanukkah, Cooking With Oil

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN

The latke tradition is all about oil. ThRead more

Fewer Ebola Cases Go Unreported Than Thought, Study Finds

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Transmission of the Ebola virus occurs mRead more

The New Old Age: Dementia, but Prettier

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By PAULA SPAN

Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performRead more

The New Health Care: H.M.O.s Offer Lower Prices in Health Care Marketplaces

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By REED ABELSON

Plans that limit a patient’s choice of wRead more

Phys Ed: How Exercise Changes Our DNA

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Exercise, a new study finds, changes theRead more

Lee W. Wattenberg, Who Saw Cancer Fighters in Foods, Dies at 92

On December 19, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By DOUGLAS MARTIN

Dr. Wattenberg, a University of MinnesotRead more

The Guardian

Ebola death toll close to 7,400, says World Health Organisation

On December 20, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Chris Johnston

WHO figures show more than 19,000 people infected across west Africa, with Sierra Leone accounting fRead more

The 20 photographs of the week

On December 20, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Greg Whitmore

A deadly siege in Sydney, outrage in Peshawar over the school massacre, Russia’s economic woes and tRead more

Ebola kills Sierra Leone's most senior doctor

On December 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll and agencies

Victor Willoughby is the 11th of the country’s 120 doctors to die during the outbreak Sierra Leone’sRead more

Life on the Ebola frontline: 'I thought of nothing else except my death'

On December 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Isaac Bayoh

In his fifth update, Isaac Bayoh, a quarantine and awareness worker in rural Sierra Leone, hears theRead more

World Health Organisation and DfID slow to react on Ebola, say UK MPs

On December 18, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Parliamentary committee censures WHO and Department for International Development and warns of dangeRead more

‘Confronting Ebola for the first time generates strong emotions’ | Dr Martin Deahl

On December 18, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Martin Deahl in Port Loko, Sierra Leone

Dr Martin Deahl, a British doctor working in Sierra Leone, describes the profound emotional impact oRead more

Africa for optimists: 2014 in review

On December 17, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Simon Allison for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa network

While Ebola and civil war may have dominated the headlines Simon Allison finds plenty to celebrate fRead more

Africa for pessimists: 2014 in review

On December 17, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Simon Allison for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa network

Let’s be honest, it has not been a great year for Africa. Rocked by disease, terrorism and civil warRead more

Sierra Leone Ebola hospital staff threaten strike over risk pay

On December 16, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Staff at hospital in area hit hard by disease could stop work if government money isn’t received, afRead more

Sierra Leone to use scare-tactics campaign in Freetown to curb Ebola

On December 16, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley in Freetown

‘Western area surge’ will use similar tactics to UK drink-driving campaigns to scare people into chaRead more

Ebola

Sierra Leone Welcomes Cooperation in Christmas Celebration Ban to Contain Ebola

On December 20, 2014  - By

With more than 13-hundred new cases of Ebola, Sierra Leone has passed Liberia to become the country worst with the most reported cases of the ...Read more

UN Reports More Than 7000 Ebola Deaths Since March

On December 20, 2014  - By

The number of people who have died from the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola outbreak has crossed the 7,000 mark, the World Health Organization ...Read more

Ebola Should Be Easy to Treat

On December 20, 2014  - By

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — NOT even 30 minutes away from the little house where I watched a girl die from Ebola sat the clinic she had been so ...Read more

Ban Ki-moon praises healthcare workers in Ebola-hit African countries

On December 20, 2014  - By

Ban visited an Ebola treatment centre in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The country's government has been battling to contain Ebola.Read more

Ebola Deaths Top 7000, WHO Says

On December 20, 2014  - By

CONAKRY, Guinea—The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra ...Read more

In Guinea, as Ebola spread slows, Ban pledges UN support towards total eradication

On December 20, 2014  - By

A non-contact thermometer being used to take body temperature while screening for Ebola symptoms at Hôpital Perfectoral de Coyah in Guinea.Read more

Ebola death toll close to 7400, says World Health Organisation

On December 20, 2014  - By

The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached nearly 7,400, with just over 19,000 people infected across west Africa, according to ...Read more

Ebola outbreak: First UK reservists fly to Sierra Leone

On December 20, 2014  - By

The first British reservists to fly to West Africa to tackle the Ebola outbreak have left for Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Defence has said. Sixteen reserves ...Read more

Ebola Death Toll Tops 7000 In West Africa; North Korea Considers Lifting Travel Restrictions

On December 20, 2014  - By

The Ebola virus disease outbreak has claimed at least 7,373 lives, according to the latest figures of the World Health Organization, but North Korea, ...Read more

Ebola fatality numbers continue to climb

On December 20, 2014  - By

The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World ...Read more

Ebola Virus Advances In Wildfire-Like Pattern, Researchers Say

Ebola outbreaks in western Africa spread similarly to how wildfire advances, Colorado experts have discovered.

“When a fire is burning here, it ignites its neighbors. So all around a little zone we have new ignition,” Dr. Loren Cobb of the University of Colorado Denver said.

That’s similar to how the Ebola virus has moved through cities and villages in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and other countries. As the population in those nations increases, residents dig further into undeveloped forests and come into contact with animals carrying the disease. They contract the virus and then spread it, like a brush fire, to neighbors.

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Ebola patients in west Africa to be denied experimental drugs used in US

US tells Nigeria region would have to wait months for supplies because such small quantities exist, says health minister.

West African patients infected with the Ebola virus will not have access to experimental drugs being used to treat American cases of the disease for several months, if at all, Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a press conference he had asked the US health authorities about the unproven medicines used on two American doctors, but was told such small quantities existed that west Africa would have to wait for months for supplies, even if they were proved safe and effective.

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Nigeria Braces for More Ebola Cases Amid Outbreak

A bustling city tries to avoid becoming the next Ebola hotspot.

Until last week, many Nigerians largely ignored West Africa’s Ebola outbreak: It was several countries away and didn’t seem like an immediate threat. That changed after a Liberian-American named Patrick Sawyer boarded a plane in Liberia while ill with the disease, crossed four countries by air, landed in Lagos, and then collapsed at the airport.

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U.N. Calls Emergency Meeting on West Africa Ebola

Extraordinary, chaotic outbreak requires coordination from international powers, expert says.

In a demonstration of the seriousness of the spreading outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and elsewhere around the world, the U.N. began an emergency meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to study the growing crisis and coordinate world response.

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The roots of our Ebola fears

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is playing out before the world’s eyes. Each new update about the disease’s spread is breathless; each new detail is related with dramatic flourish.

“Ebola Outbreak Hits Home” reads one headline; “Ebola outbreak is ‘out of control,’ ” says another.

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Concerned about Ebola? You’re worrying about the wrong disease

Despite the terrifying headlines, almost none of us will get sick from Ebola – our fears often bear little relation to reality.

A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.

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CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola

Since it was detected in March, the number of suspected and confirmed cases attributed to Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria stands at 1,711, including 932 deaths.

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