Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again

On January 16, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Shannon Mackey has been using virtual reRead more

Excessive crying

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

The crying of babies with colic may be rRead more

Eating disorders can strike in mid-life

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Eating disorders affect a small but subsRead more

Dedicated donor

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Tracey Jolliffe has already donated a kiRead more

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

On January 16, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Technology could be used to improve treaRead more

Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures

On January 16, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

The death of a woman following childbirtRead more

Voice doctor

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Our voices can activate gadgets and authRead more

'Don't be a martyr': Winter health warning for sepsis

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

People are urged to not be "martyrs" ifRead more

Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges 'health insurance for all'

On January 16, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

The US president-elect says the RepublicRead more

Embryo rules

On January 17, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Should scientists be allowed to experimeRead more

NY Times

Health Law’s Repeal Could Raise Costs and Number of Uninsured, New Report Says

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

The Congressional Budget Office said 18Read more

Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - J. B. SILVERS

A repeal-and-delay of Obamacare would beRead more

Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ABBY ELLIN

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disordeRead more

In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Food stamps are supposed to help improveRead more

Road to Recovery After Concussion Leads to Australian Open

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - SIMON CAMBERS

Casey Dellacqua, who fell and hit her heRead more

Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ABBY GOODNOUGH

Over a long political career, Tom Price,Read more

Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

On January 17, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

Thousands of people are speaking out inRead more

A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

On January 16, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - WALLACE RAVVEN

Where are the miracle treatments we wereRead more

Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

On January 16, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

One year after the W.H.O. declared a pubRead more

Personal Health: Getting Older, Sleeping Less

On January 16, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - JANE E. BRODY

When insomnia persists, it can wreak phyRead more

The Guardian

The Briton vying to become the world's most powerful doctor

On January 12, 2017 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

David Nabarro has called himself ‘a doer who delivers’, but what can he do to cure the World HealthRead more

Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials

On December 22, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Results from research conducted in west Africa indicate the drug will drastically reduce the severitRead more

Ebola in Sierra Leone: 'The scars still show. People are very angry'

On December 5, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Isaac Bayoh

In his latest update from Sierra Leone, Isaac Bayoh, who now works with Medici con l’Africa, looks aRead more

Ebola nurse hits out at 'blame culture' at Public Health England

On November 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Pauline Cafferkey criticises health body over botched airport screening process after fellow nurse DRead more

Ebola nurse suspended for concealing Pauline Cafferkey's temperature

On November 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Nursing and Midwifery Council suspends Donna Wood for two months over ‘lapse of judgment’ that couldRead more

Ebola nurse Donna Wood had unblemished record, tribunal hears

On November 24, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Wood’s actions – concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature at Ebola screening – were a brief lapseRead more

Ebola nurse Donna Wood could be struck off over Cafferkey screening

On November 23, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Wood found by Nursing and Midwifery Council to have concealed temperature of fellow nurse at HeathroRead more

Nurse denies falsifying Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey's temperature

On November 17, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Donna Wood, who faces being struck off over botched screening at Heathrow, says temperature would haRead more

West Africa to target human and animal health together to fight Ebola and Zika

On November 17, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ruth Maclean in Dakar

At Dakar’s One Health conference, leaders pledged to act fast to detect, report and control the spreRead more

Half of Ebola screening staff at Heathrow 'were not clinically qualified'

On November 15, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Tribunal of Pauline Cafferkey colleague hears effort to protect the UK suffered lack of organisationRead more

Ebola

Exclusive: What America's Disease Control Chief Worries About The Most

On January 17, 2017  - By

His tenure has encompassed the surprise emergence of Zika and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, the international epidemic of Ebola, the opiate ...Read more

As Ebola interest ebbs, experts push for optimal vaccines, readiness

On January 17, 2017  - By

The "Team B" panel of experts, in its "Completing the Development of Ebola Vaccines" report, commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for its ...Read more

Prepare for 'miracles'

On January 17, 2017  - By

Toward the end of last year, an Ebola vaccine was proven to be 100 percent effective during a trial in West Africa. The inoculation quickly achieved ...Read more

We're not prepared for future Ebola outbreaks, experts warn

On January 17, 2017  - By

Despite recent headlines declaring the success of an experimental Ebola vaccine, the world is not fully prepared for future epidemics — and not in ...Read more

Ebola vaccine: still more to be done

On January 17, 2017  - By

A panel of international experts has called for continued commitment to Ebola vaccine development to fully prepare for the next outbreak.Read more

Doctors Without Borders president pleads for dignity for refugees

On January 17, 2017  - By

The organization was left holding the world's (barf) bag as the major clinical provider on the ground during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West ...Read more

How to turn competitors into collaborators

On January 17, 2017  - By

The Ebola epidemic that began December 2013 in a remote Guinean village spread across nations and lasted into 2015, killing 11,000 people and ...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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  • Yellow fever – Brazil January 13, 2017
    On 6 January 2017, the Brazil Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 12 suspected cases of yellow fever from six municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais.
  • Plague – Madagascar January 9, 2017
    On 6 December 2016, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Madagascar alerted WHO of a suspected plague outbreak in Befotaka district, Atsimo Atsinanana region in the south-eastern part of the country. The district is outside the area known to be endemic area in Madagascar. No plague cases have been reported in this area since 1950.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China January 3, 2017
    On 30 December 2016, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
  • Summary of poliovirus circulation in 2016 – Pakistan December 27, 2016
    In Pakistan, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected from environmental samples in Quetta, Balochistan. Two isolates with apparent genetic linkages were isolated from environmental samples, collected on 20 October and 28 November 2016. Virus was isolated from environmental samples only and no associated cases of paralysis linked to the isolated strains […]
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China December 23, 2016
    On 20 December 2016, the Department of Health (DOH), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.