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BBC

IVF rates in England 'at 12-year low'

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

IVF rates in England have fallen to a 12Read more

Period pain affects 'most women workers'

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Most women workers have experienced periRead more

Project Zuckerberg

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and hisRead more

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonRead more

Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts

On September 24, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Junior doctors in England suspend a seriRead more

Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?

On September 23, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Venom collected from two species of IrisRead more

Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Google has ambitious plans for using medRead more

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

On September 23, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

More than 40% of children in England didRead more

Childhood vaccinations 'down again'

On September 22, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The percentage of under-twos in EnglandRead more

Agonising wait

On September 23, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A family whose daughter spent four yearsRead more

NY Times

Opinion: The Trouble With Tylenol and Pregnancy

On September 24, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF

The drug appears to increase the risk ofRead more

Preoccupations: What I Learned From a Stroke at 26: Make Time to Untangle

On September 24, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JONAS KOFFLER

After a stroke at work, an employee at aRead more

Editorial: Health Care Deserves More Attention on the Campaign Trail

On September 24, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Why hasn’t the growing burden of medicalRead more

The New Old Age: As Their Numbers Grow, Home Care Aides Are Stuck at $10.11

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - PAULA SPAN

That’s the median hourly wage for the woRead more

Whistle-Blower Suit Accuses Visiting Nurse Service of Fraud

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - NINA BERNSTEIN

The agency extracted hundreds of millionRead more

Retiring: The Doctor Is In. In Your House, That Is.

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JOHN F. WASIK

Home medical care, a practice from the pRead more

The Saturday Profile: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - IAN JOHNSON

Paul U. Unschuld has done more to promotRead more

Economic View: Football Team at the Buffet: Why Obamacare Markets Are in Crisis

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

Insurers are raising prices and limitingRead more

Sinosphere: Chinese City Urges Comrades to Do Their Part and Reproduce

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW

The appeal by Yichang officials, comingRead more

Well: Too Old to Donate Blood?

On September 23, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - RONI CARYN RABIN

In general, you can never be too old toRead more

The Guardian

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey says screening at Heathrow was chaotic

On September 18, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Nurse says Public Health England put public lives at risk by allowing her to fly back to Scotland wiRead more

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey relieved to be cleared of misconduct over Ebola virus – video

On September 14, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

Pauline Cafferkey’s lawyer, Joyce Cullen, reads out a statement for her client on Wednesday after aRead more

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey cleared of misconduct

On September 14, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

Panel says volunteer did not intentionally set out to mislead health officials about her temperatureRead more

Pauline Cafferkey hearing drops Ebola dishonesty charge

On September 13, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

Nurse’s representative argues isolated incident of poor judgment brought about by illness and fatiguRead more

Unwarranted criticism of UNFPA response to Ebola outbreak | Letters

On September 7, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Letters

Several unfortunate comments in your article (Birth of hope after Ebola: international aid leaves aRead more

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

Ebola

Thompson: We should really go to the doctor

On September 24, 2016  - By

I THINK I'VE GOT EBOLA!”) Yet, that still isn't enough to get me to the doctor. I don't know what it is. Why I don't go. Is it an eternal optimism? I always ...Read more

Franklin Graham to Release Film 'Facing Darkness' About True Story of Ebola Stricken Missionaries

On September 24, 2016  - By

The Ebola outbreak first surfaced in March 2014, and by June it was all over the news as a raging epidemic. At the time, missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly ...Read more

In a bid to speed up recovery, Guinea launches Post-Ebola Trust Fund

On September 24, 2016  - By

New York, 23 September 2016 - One year after the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference organized at the United Nations, Guinea ...Read more

ECOWAS sets up Rapid Response Team to help contain disease outbreaks

On September 24, 2016  - By

Member states of ECOWAS met in May last year to dialogue and take a strategic decision on how to control and contain diseases following the Ebola ...Read more

Ebola survivor to speak at OC Lectureship event

On September 24, 2016  - By

Oklahoma Christian University will launch its 66th lectureship Oct. 2 with a keynote address by Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly. Brantly contracted the ...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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