Ebola Virus

BBC

Post-Ebola 'Marshall Plan' needed

On January 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollarRead more

VIDEO: Care home residents enjoy cocktail party

On January 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Cocktail parties in care homes help peopRead more

NHS 'rescuing' smokers and drinkers

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The NHS is under too much pressureRead more

VIDEO: War hero's pioneering brain treatment

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

BBC Inside Out follows injured soldier aRead more

Miliband to pledge longer care visits

On January 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Labour leader Ed Miliband is to set outRead more

Dementia 'link' to common drugs

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A study links commonly used medicines, iRead more

The cost of being unhealthy

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Nick Triggle looks at how the nationRead more

VIDEO: What is it like to be disabled at a gig?

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

How accessible are the UK's music vRead more

VIDEO: Stigma of caring for Ebola patients

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

People who help those with Ebola in WestRead more

VIDEO: TV ad warns of heartburn-cancer sign

On January 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Persistent heartburn could be a sign ofRead more

NY Times

World Briefing: Canada: Residents Tests Positive for H7N9 Bird Flu After Trip to China

On January 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By REUTERS

A resident of British Columbia has testeRead more

Budget Office Slashes Estimated Cost of Health Coverage

On January 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ROBERT PEAR

Changes to the predicted price tag for cRead more

Egyptian Is Convicted of Genital Mutilation

On January 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MERNA THOMAS

Officials said it was Egypt’s first crimRead more

Personal Health: Why Your Workout Should Be High-Intensity

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JANE E. BRODY

Studies suggest that a more demanding apRead more

W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By SHERI FINK

Key provisions include creating a globalRead more

Reactions: Your Letters: End of Life Decisions and Writing Your Story

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  -

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Global Health: Hold the Drug, Go Straight to the Source

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The ground-up plants from which the antiRead more

Well: High Cholesterol Takes Its Toll Over Time

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Researchers found that the longer cholesRead more

The Operation Before the Operation

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By KAREN WEINTRAUB

Three-dimensional printing allows surgeoRead more

The New Health Care: Can This Treatment Help Me? There’s a Statistic for That

On January 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By AUSTIN FRAKT and AARON E. CARROLL

President Obama’s “precision medicine” pRead more

The Guardian

Liberia reports only five confirmed Ebola cases in entire country

On January 26, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Associated Press in Monrovia

In dramatic turnaround, health officials say outbreak is beginning to wane as only five people are bRead more

UK nurse who survived Ebola: 'I was definitely frightened' - video

On January 25, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

The British nurse who almost died after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone talks about the moment sheRead more

Sierra Leone’s Isha Johansen blazes trail amid tragedy and infighting

On January 24, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Anna Kessel

One of only two female FA presidents in the world on dealing with Ebola, fractious internal politicsRead more

Nurse who contracted Ebola released from hospital

On January 24, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lin Jenkins

Pauline Cafferkey ‘happy to be alive’ after making full recovery from disease, which she caught workRead more

Life on the Ebola frontline: 'Success stories of survivals have a big impact' | Isaac Bayoh

On January 24, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Isaac Bayoh in Sierra Leone

In his latest update, Issac Bayoh, a quarantine and awareness worker in rural Sierra Leone, sees ligRead more

Liberia schools to reopen amid warnings that hard work on Ebola is far from done

On January 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sam Jones

Decline in Ebola cases prompts return to classrooms but Liberian government echoes UN call for interRead more

GlaxoSmithKline boss optimistic about Ebola vaccine – video

On January 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

Sir Andrew Witty, the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says he has high hopes for the potential Ebola vaccineRead more

Experimental Ebola vaccine shipped to Liberia

On January 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley, health editor

GSK hopes to enrol 30,000 people in first large-scale trials of the vaccine, which uses a type of chRead more

Families left haunted by Liberia’s Ebola crematorium

On January 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Wade Williams in Margibi andMonica Mark in Lagos

Authorities have lifted an emergency order for the bodies of all Ebola victims to cremated. But theRead more

Ebola effort needs another $1bn despite decline in cases in west Africa, says UN

On January 22, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Clár Ní Chonghaile

Special envoy on Ebola says next phase of attempts to identify and treat disease will oblige internaRead more

Ebola

Ebola crisis: Oxfam calls for recovery 'Marshall Plan'

On January 27, 2015  - By

Oxfam has called for a multi-million dollar 'Marshall Plan' to help the three West Africa countries worst affected by Ebola to recover. More than 8,500 ...Read more

Ebola death toll is slowing, but what next for blighted West African countries?

On January 27, 2015  - By

Ebola saw to it that children in Sierra Leone often had to live in ghastly proximity to corpses. Like those in Liberia and Guinea, they faced death at ...Read more

Regional Ebola care facility shut down in Richardson

On January 27, 2015  - By

A state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio-containment facility has been established at the Methodist Campus for Continuing Care in ...Read more

After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis

On January 27, 2015  - By

To date, the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has sickened more than 21,000 people and claimed over 8,600 lives. According to ...Read more

Post-Ebola plan sought to avert 'double disaster' in West Africa

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LONDON — The three West African countries worst hit by Ebola risk a “double disaster” unless a multimillion-dollar plan is put in place to help their ...Read more

Watch US Soldiers Work in the Hot Zone to Build Ebola Treatment Units

On January 26, 2015  - By

The United States military has completed the last of its 17 Ebola treatment units (ETUs) in Liberia. Rather than contracting out the construction, ...Read more

Post-Ebola plan needed to avert 'double disaster' in West Africa: Oxfam

On January 27, 2015  - By

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The three West African countries worst hit by Ebola risk a "double disaster" unless a multi-million dollar ...Read more

WHO executive board approves Ebola reform proposals

On January 26, 2015  - By

The vote on the proposals came during a special session on Ebola, held on the eve of the executive board's meeting regularly scheduled for Jan 26 ...Read more

West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Declines With Fewer New Patients

On January 26, 2015  - By

The deadly Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa is waning, as a medical aid agency fighting the outbreak said the number of new cases ...Read more

Ebola's Other Victims: One-Third of the World's Gorillas and Chimpanzees

On January 26, 2015  - By

While the headlines, and accompanying panic, may have subsided for many of us, the Ebola outbreak of 2014 remains one of the most horrific viral ...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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