Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Almost a third of patients in England anRead more

Tube 'Please offer me a seat' badges for hidden disabilities

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Transport for London will trial a "PleasRead more

Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The chief executive of troubled SouthernRead more

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

South Africa has the highest reported raRead more

'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultations

On August 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The health of patients is being put at rRead more

'I was given paracetamol after heart attack'

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Lisa Price shares her account of when shRead more

Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

On August 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A test that can detect the stickiness ofRead more

Autism in girls and women 'undiagnosed'

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Millie is 14, and was diagnosed with AspRead more

How a pig transformed my autistic son's life

On August 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A mother has told BBC 5 live Daily's AdrRead more

Sharing, caring

On August 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

According to new research beautiful imagRead more

NY Times

Phys Ed: How to Ride Downhill on a Bicycle

On August 30, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Tips from a national champion on cyclingRead more

Sinosphere: Chinese Women Head Overseas to Freeze Their Eggs

On August 30, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - CAROLYN ZHANG

Beijing allows only married couples to uRead more

Singapore Says It Expects More Zika Cases

On August 30, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - WEIYI LIM

With 82 reported cases as of Monday andRead more

In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

On August 30, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JESSE McKINLEY and CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

Moving to address complaints about the pRead more

Free Care a ‘Blessing’ for Victims of Orlando Nightclub Attack

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - ALAN BLINDER

Two hospitals that treated more than 50Read more

The New Health Care: Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom About Teeth

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - AARON E. CARROLL

Many of the things we’re told to do forRead more

Zika Can Be Transmitted by Female Mosquito to Her Eggs, Study Says

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Researchers say such transmission is proRead more

Global Health: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

New York’s polio epidemic a century agoRead more

Playing With a Concussion Doubles Recovery Time

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN

New research showing that young athletesRead more

The New Old Age: The Decline of Tube Feeding for Dementia Patients

On August 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - PAULA SPAN

The families of patients with advanced dRead more

The Guardian

Liberian nurses learn to spot danger signs in babies as healthcare gets shot in arm | Nadene Ghouri

On August 22, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Nadene Ghouri in Buchanan

Ebola exposed the weakness of Liberia’s health system but some clinics are now offering more effectiRead more

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey charged over 'concealing temperature'

On August 18, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

British nurse who nearly died after contracting Ebola in west Africa could be struck off if chargesRead more

Escalation of Ebola crisis could have been avoided, says World Bank president

On July 18, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley, health editor

Jim Yong Kim points finger at funding delay and hails launch of pandemic financing facility as opporRead more

Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery | Ryan Lenora Brown

On July 7, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ryan Lenora Brown in Kailahun

Counsellors in Sierra Leone are drawing on their experience of the country’s civil war to offer emotRead more

Mass graves beckon for Sierra Leone's homeless and destitute dead

On June 23, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Cooper Inveen in Freetown

Volunteers calling themselves the Death and Destitute Organisation bury Freetown’s unidentified bodiRead more

Pauline Cafferkey misconduct inquiry condemned by Ebola volunteer

On May 27, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Health worker who flew from Sierra Leone with nurse says investigation is wrong in face of Public HeRead more

Investing in ​​health is not​ cheap, but it is not a luxury either | Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley

On May 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley

From Ebola to obesity, all countries need a healthcare system that is resilient to crises and responRead more

World Bank launches $500m insurance fund to fight pandemics

On May 21, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Japan commits first $50 million towards facility, which will combine funding from reinsurance marketRead more

Can a new 'global alliance' rethink disaster response in cities?

On May 20, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Amy Lieberman

The deadly spread of ebola in west Africa and the prolonged earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti werRead more

Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey: I feared I'd die a horrible death – video

On May 19, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey discusses the horror of being diagnosed with Ebola not once, but twRead more

Ebola

Zika's Spread Is Ominous - A Good Reason To Look At BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

On August 30, 2016  - By

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has a U.S. government-funded program for treatment of Ebola, and this work is also relevant to Zika. Initial experiments on ...Read more

Health Ministry intensifies awareness on Ebola emergency response

On August 30, 2016  - By

Sana Sambou was speaking at the end of a three-day capacity building exercise for the North Bank West Regional Rapid Response Team on Ebola ...Read more

Sierra Leone News: PRP's National Conference on Community

On August 30, 2016  - By

“We all remember that during the ebola we were using the hand washing methods, the sanitization system and production of clean water. We will ...Read more

Don't redirect Ebola cash to Zika vaccines

On August 30, 2016  - By

Late in 2014, the US government finally put serious effort and money into combating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The US$5.4-billion emergency ...Read more

A "Bottom Up" Treatment for Ebola That Could Have Been Used in West Africa

On August 30, 2016  - By

More than 11,000 people died as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Aside from conventional supportive care, no specific treatment was ...Read more

CWC caters to Ebola orphans

On August 30, 2016  - By

A local organization - Child Welfare Committee or CWC is involved with catering to children made orphans as a result of the deadly Ebola Virus in ...Read more

The Ebola clinical trials: a precedent for research ethics in disasters

On August 30, 2016  - By

The West African Ebola epidemic has set in motion a collective endeavour to conduct accelerated clinical trials, testing unproven but potentially ...Read more

EBOLA: The Disease that Prayer Conquered

On August 30, 2016  - By

A short distance away, a cemetery containing 250 headstones commemorates those who died in the 2014 Ebola epidemic which claimed over 11,000 ...Read more

Ebola survivor urges nursing students to cultivate compassion

On August 30, 2016  - By

Two years after being treated at Emory University Hospital for Ebola virus disease, Nancy Writebol returned to Emory to address a packed audience of ...Read more

Kenya: Dangote Shakes Kenya's Cement Market With Ethiopia Imports

On August 30, 2016  - By

Two hundred and fifty volunteer Nigerian medical corps under the auspices of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) ...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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