Ebola Virus

BBC

VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B

On March 29, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

An agreement has been reached to provideRead more

More veterans seek mental health aid

On March 30, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A mental health charity which treats milRead more

Uganda circumcision truck fights HIV

On March 31, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Uganda circumcision truck fights HIVRead more

Parents rarely spot child obesity

On March 29, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Parents hardly ever spot obesity in theiRead more

E-cigarette use 'high among teens'

On March 30, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A substantial number of teenagers are exRead more

Medieval eye remedy 'kills MRSA'

On March 30, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infecRead more

VIDEO: Disability village 'under threat'

On March 31, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The village of Botton in North YorkshireRead more

Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua

On March 29, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Antigua sees revival of natural remediesRead more

VIDEO: Nursing code of conduct launched

On March 31, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A new code of conduct has been launchedRead more

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

On March 29, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

All babies in the UK will soon have a poRead more

NY Times

Well: Ask Well: Jet Crash Raises Questions on Mental Illness Risks

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.

Dr. Richard Friedman, a professor of cliRead more

Well: Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANAHAD O'CONNOR

The vast majority of clinical trials havRead more

Personal Health: Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - JANE E. BRODY

A series of studies found that the moreRead more

Well: Endometriosis Is Often Ignored in Teenage Girls

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ABBY ELLIN

Debilitating pain, internal bleeding andRead more

News Analysis: Role of Illness in Germanwings Crash Raises Worry About Stigma

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ERICA GOODE

The intense focus on the co-pilot’s mentRead more

Dietitians Group Negotiating to End Labeling Deal With Kraft Singles

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - STEPHANIE STROM

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics iRead more

National Briefing | West: California: Policy Adopted Against Execution Drugs

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The guidelines could make it tough for dRead more

Germanwings Crash Raises Questions About Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ERICA GOODE and JAD MOUAWAD

Aviation experts say that most screeningRead more

House Provision Offers Doctors More Protection Against Malpractice Suits

On March 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

The bill stipulates that quality standarRead more

World Briefing: Guinea: Border Closed Over Ebola Fears

On March 30, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Guinea closed its border with Sierra LeoRead more

The Guardian

African Development Bank president calls on successor to focus on poorest | Mark Anderson

On March 31, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Mark Anderson

As he prepares to step down in May, Donald Kaberuka warns that energy shortages and infrastructure gRead more

American Ebola patient's condition improves from 'serious' to 'fair'

On March 30, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lauren Gambino in New York

Healthcare worker arrived from Sierra Leone in critical condition on 13 MarchUnnamed male patient coRead more

Ebola rapid diagnostic kit developed by UK scientists in Sierra Leone

On March 29, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Doctors says the kit, if approved by health authorities, could transform the admissions process withRead more

British military nurse successfully treated for Ebola

On March 27, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Nadia Khomami

Anna Cross praises Royal Free hospital team as ‘best in the world’ after she becomes first patient tRead more

Ebola crisis points to wider global threat on a par with al-Qaida, warns UK medic

On March 27, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Leading British doctor likens Ebola epidemic to US embassy bombings of 1998, which were a harbingerRead more

American Ebola patient getting better, doctors say

On March 26, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lauren Gambino in Los Angeles

US healthcare worker who contracted disease in Sierra Leone and is receiving treatment in Maryland hRead more

'The worst of journalism': 200 writers and academics slam CBS coverage of Africa

On March 26, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Howard French

An open letter accuses American broadcaster of rendering Africans ‘voiceless and all but invisible’Read more

Ebola upsurge could undo progress in blink of an eye, warns expert

On March 26, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sam Jones

UN special envoy for Ebola sounds cautionary note amid fears that individuals who ignore official adRead more

US TV reporter assaulted in Egypt in 2011 readmitted to hospital

On March 25, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Roy Greenslade

Lara Logan reportedly suffering from complications linked to brutal attackAn American TV journalistRead more

Ebola crisis brutally exposed failures of the aid system, says MSF | Lisa O'Carroll

On March 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

WHO unwilling to assume responsibility for robust Ebola reponse, and governments of Guinea and SierrRead more

Ebola

Morning Break: Ebola Patient Improves, Feraheme Warning

On March 31, 2015  - By

The healthcare worker being treated for Ebola at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda is now listed in fair condition, an upgrade from the last few days.Read more

Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone Reportedly Led to Spike in Teen Pregnancies and Rapes

On March 31, 2015  - By

Classrooms are filling up again in Sierra Leone now that the Ebola crisis is under control, but the outbreak didn't only claim the lives of some students, ...Read more

BioCryst to receive up to $35M to develop Ebola treatment

On March 31, 2015  - By

BioCryst has been developing BCX4430 against the Marburg virus, which is related to Ebola, and it has shown effectiveness in primate studies.Read more

RowanSOM graduate reflects on his time treating ebola in Africa

On March 31, 2015  - By

"Twenty-three kids I cared for died from ebola," Callahan said. "I carried their names in my pocket." When the doctor had a spare moment, he visited ...Read more

1 year later, can word spread faster than Ebola?

On March 31, 2015  - By

March 31, 2015, marks one year since Liberia's first diagnosed case of Ebola in what has become the deadliest outbreak of the disease in history.Read more

Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone Reportedly Spiked Teen Pregnancies and Rapes

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The Ebola outbreak triggered a devestating domino effect with regard to sexual activity. Teenage girls who got pregnant are not allowed to attend ...Read more

Ebola Cases Top 25000

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Researchers believe the first Ebola patient in the current outbreak may be a 2-year-old child in Guéckédou, Guinea. The child spread the disease to ...Read more

Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria

On March 31, 2015  - By

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the ...Read more

BioCryst wins US contract to continue Ebola drug development

On March 31, 2015  - By

(Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it won a U.S. government contract to continue development of its potential treatment for Ebola and other ...Read more

BioCryst Pharma wins federal contract to continue making Ebola drug

On March 31, 2015  - By

... Inc said it won a U.S. government contract for the continued development of its potential treatment for viral diseases, including Ebola. The 18-month ...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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