Ebola Virus

BBC

Depression makes heart failure worse

On May 23, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

People with heart failure must be screenRead more

New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'

On May 24, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The government hopes a new "no-faulRead more

VIDEO: Smart knife identifies brain tumours

On May 25, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Researchers at Imperial College London aRead more

Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

On May 25, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

There are no differences in the eyesightRead more

Cancer fund reprieves only one drug

On May 22, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England will coRead more

Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

On May 25, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Being overweight or obese in adolescenceRead more

English drink 'more than estimated'

On May 22, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The amount of alcohol people in EnglandRead more

NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

On May 22, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

NHS trusts in England report a total defRead more

Canadians face midwife shortages

On May 24, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A Canadian province's dire shortageRead more

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

On May 22, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

British American Tobacco and Philip MorrRead more

NY Times

Man in New Jersey Dies of Rare Viral Disease After Returning From Liberia

On May 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - SABRINA TAVERNISE

Lassa fever, rarely seen in the United SRead more

Well: Sesame Street Says ‘Let’s Cook’

On May 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - TARA PARKER-POPE

A new cookbook from Grover, Cookie MonstRead more

Similac Advance Infant Formula to Be Offered G.M.O.-Free

On May 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - STEPHANIE STROM

Abbott, maker of the Similac brand, saidRead more

Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

On May 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - BENEDICT CAREY and PAM BELLUCK

The questioned findings, published in DeRead more

Four Words That Imperil Health Care Law Were All a Mistake, Writers Now Say

On May 26, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

Democrats and Republicans say a clause aRead more

Well: How a Childhood Vaccine Reduces Risk of a Cancer

On May 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae tRead more

Books: Review: ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter Weighs Medicine’s Technological Transformation

On May 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

The author is both doubtful and hopeful,Read more

World Briefing: W.H.O. Plan Aims to Combat Resistance to Antibiotic Drugs

On May 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

Among other steps, the plan emphasizes tRead more

Well: Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain

On May 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Prednisone is almost completely ineffectRead more

Childbirth: Living at High Altitude Is Linked to Higher SIDS Risk

On May 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

A study in Colorado showed double the reRead more

The Guardian

Peabody Energy’s discussion of Africa’s Ebola crisis was perfectly proper | Letter

On May 25, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Letters

The Guardian’s story (Firm tried to exploit Ebola crisis for gain, say health experts, 20 May) on PeRead more

Coal giant exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain, say health experts

On May 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Suzanne Goldenberg

Public health experts outraged after world’s largest privately-held coal company, Peabody Energy, prRead more

Ebola will not go quietly, says WHO official after rise in cases

On May 19, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters in Geneva

Thirty-five new cases reported in past week in Guinea and Sierra Leone, four times as many as in preRead more

Plan to reform WHO after Ebola to be unveiled by Angela Merkel

On May 18, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

German chancellor hosts meeting to announce plan for disease-response department after World HealthRead more

Anyone suspected of having Ebola would face quarantine or jail under new powers

On May 13, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

New biosecurity control orders allow health department to force people to be vaccinated or quarantinRead more

Experts call for global research fund for antibiotics, Ebola and other neglected diseases

On May 11, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley

There were no drugs to treat Ebola in the outbreak that devastated three west African countries, othRead more

Liberia is free of Ebola, WHO declares

On May 9, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Robin McKie Science editor

West African country has had no new cases for 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period of the deRead more

Cheer up! Here are six stories to lift the spirits – despite the Tory election victory| Nell Frizzell

On May 8, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Nell Frizzell

The picture at home may be sombre. But shift your gaze beyond these shores and you’ll find good newsRead more

Sierra Leone gets back to business as people weary of protracted Ebola crisis | Huw Poraj-Wilczynski

On May 8, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Huw Poraj-Wilczynski

Fear of disease is giving way to more basic needs as Sierra Leoneans struggle to feed their familiesRead more

Liberia set to be declared Ebola-free

On May 8, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

World Health Organisation to declare country free of virus 42 days after last case was reported, butRead more

Ebola

Sierra Leoneans mark year since 1st Ebola case

On May 25, 2015  - By

FREETOWN – Sierra Leoneans on Monday marked the passage of one year since the beginning of the region's Ebola outbreak, which has since ...Read more

Patient in N.J. dies of Lassa Fever, says CDC

On May 26, 2015  - By

When asked about his recent travel history - a common question in wake of ongoing fears about the Ebola virus - he did not reveal his recent visit to ...Read more

Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

On May 26, 2015  - By

The illness is commonly seen in West Africa, in some of the same countries struck by the recent Ebola epidemic. This last confirmed case of Lassa ...Read more

A little good news about Ebola

On May 25, 2015  - By

Ebola is the real deal, a dark word that rolls easily off the tongue, redolent of sorcery and mystery, and a word short enough to fit neatly into almost any ...Read more

Man in New Jersey Dies of Rare Viral Disease After Returning From Liberia

On May 26, 2015  - By

Lassa fever is a viral disease common in West Africa but rarely seen in the United States. It can have symptoms similar to Ebola — diarrhea, vomiting ...Read more

EJS, Lawmaker & Police Officer Honored For Ebola Effort > Penns

On May 26, 2015  - By

Joseph, 38, replaced his legislative coat for an ambulance on the front line of the fight against Ebola. His passion and concerns about the country's ...Read more

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

On May 26, 2015  - By

Although the Ebola outbreak in West Africa unfolded half a world away from UMass Medical School in Worcester, the crisis in West Africa engaged the ...Read more

Testing Ebola Treatments Ethically

On May 25, 2015  - By

We believe the article “Disputes Emerge on African Ebola Drug Trials” (World News, May 13) ignores the complexity of the issues surrounding the use ...Read more

Ebola: Bitter Kola Study Still Ongoing – Iwu

On May 26, 2015  - By

“It is an anti-viral product but much more importantly is that it is an anti-inflammatory agent and one of the problems with ebola is that there is this ...Read more

Person who traveled from Liberia to John F. Kennedy Airport died of Lassa Fever

On May 26, 2015  - By

Tests for Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers were negative. The patient was in appropriate isolation when he died there this evening.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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