Ebola Virus

BBC

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

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

California doctors have removed what theRead more

VIDEO: Success in malaria vaccine trials

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

Final clinical trials of a malaria vacciRead more

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

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

For the first time, brain signals relatiRead more

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

On April 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Researchers develop a technique to editRead more

VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container

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

A charity in Peru is tackling high ratesRead more

Row over human embryo gene editing

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

Is it right to genetically edit human emRead more

Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS

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

Labour says leading English hospitals saRead more

Cost of agency nurses soars for NHS

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

Spending on agency nurses in the South WRead more

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests

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

Final clinical trials of a malaria vacciRead more

The allure of the good-looking runner

On April 26, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Why good-looking runners attract more doRead more

NY Times

Britain’s National Health Service, Creaking but Revered, Looms Over Elections

On April 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - STEPHEN CASTLE

Despite its many shortcomings, Britain’sRead more

Michael Botticelli Is a Drug Czar Who Knows Addiction Firsthand

On April 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ALAN SCHWARZ

He is the first person in substance-abusRead more

Iowa Law Arising From Kasem Case Ensures Adult Children Can See Sick Parents

On April 25, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Under the measure, an adult who cannot mRead more

Well: Endive, Served Hot

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - TARA PARKER-POPE

Endive is often served cold, but this weRead more

Well: Tanning Salons Play Down Hazards, Lawsuits Claim

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANAHAD O'CONNOR

New York’s attorney general filed lawsuiRead more

The New Old Age: Nursing Homes Are Starting to Supplant Hospitals as Focus of Basic Health Care

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - PAULA SPAN

Patients are saved the stress of hospitaRead more

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Runners, Rabies and Dampened Emotions

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - TOBY BILANOW

Test your knowledge of this week’s healtRead more

Well: Sugar as a Stress Reliever

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Sugar appears to reduce levels of cortisRead more

Well: F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANAHAD O'CONNOR

The Food and Drug Administration sent leRead more

Well: Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread

On April 24, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - TOBY BILANOW

Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, alwaRead more

The Guardian

Back to school after Ebola. But all is so changed | Bintu Sannoh

On April 25, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Bintu Sannoh

In her diary from eastern Sierra Leone, the schoolgirl explains the difficulties of everyday lifeYouRead more

Pulitzer-winning Australian photographer wants the world to remember Ebola

On April 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Shalailah Medhora

‘It’s our responsibility to keep the story in the news,’ Getty Images photojournalist Daniel BerehulRead more

John Moore's Ebola photographs in Liberia win prestigious prize

On April 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Mark Brown

US-based Moore wins $25,000 Iris d’Or, professional photographer of year prize, at 2015 Sony World PRead more

Ebola can be transmitted sexually for weeks after recovery - education is crucial

On April 22, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Pauline Oosterhoff

Conflicting messages on the length of time that Ebola remains in semen after recovery make educationRead more

Pulitzer prizes 2015: the winning photographs, from Ferguson to Liberia

On April 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

The staff of the St Louis Post-Dispatch won the breaking news photography prize, while Daniel BerehuRead more

How WHO revised its self-criticism over Ebola handling

On April 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley

The WHO issued a statement acknowledging failings in the handling of the Ebola crisis - and then corRead more

Australia to recoup $7.5m in foreign aid by closing Sierra Leone Ebola clinic

On April 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Shalailah Medhora

The foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, says decision to close centre came after situation in EbRead more

Ebola outbreak: we simply could not cope, admits World Health Organisation

On April 19, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

WHO admits its response was ‘slow and insuffcient’ and plans a to set up a 1,000-strong response teaRead more

'Mysterious' disease kills 18 in Nigeria

On April 19, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Agence France-Presse

Illness claims the lives of victims within 24 hours of them contracting the symptoms, which includeRead more

Young people played a game-changing role in the battle against Ebola in Liberia | Ashoka Mukpo

On April 15, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ashoka Mukpo

An Ebola survivor reports on a pioneering community initiative in Monrovia that could save lives inRead more

Ebola

Guinea's opposition calls new protests

On April 26, 2015  - By

Around 11,000 people have died of Ebola, almost all in west Africa, since it emerged in Guinea in December 2013. The last election in Guinea ...Read more

Fort Hood drug expert: Smoking Spice like 'Russian roulette'

On April 26, 2015  - By

When a Fort Hood soldier on emergency leave from the Ebola-infected West African nation of Liberia dropped dead Jan. 13 in a Killeen yard, officials ...Read more

Guinea's opposition calls new protests

On April 26, 2015  - By

Around 11 000 people have died of Ebola, almost all in west Africa, since it emerged in Guinea in December 2013. The last election in Guinea ...Read more

Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola

On April 26, 2015  - By

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which started in 2014, has claimed more than 10,000 lives so far. The Ebola virus causes a frightening illness with ...Read more

Down to zero: Recovering from Ebola in Sierra Leone

On April 26, 2015  - By

The United Nations predicts the Ebola outbreak will be over by August 2015, more than a year after it started in Sierra Leone in May of 2014.Read more

Local missionaries heading to help in West Africa

On April 26, 2015  - By

“In August of last year — when Ebola got so bad — we were urged to return here to the States. We were able to return to Sierre Leon in November ...Read more

Sacred Heart prepares for future Ebola cases

On April 26, 2015  - By

Peg Currie was at a Dallas conference last fall when a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian was diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse had been caring for a ...Read more

When Science, Faith Clash

On April 26, 2015  - By

When the Ebola epidemic swept through the region, killing about 3,900 Sierra Leoneans, one of the dominant storylines that emerged in international ...Read more

Nine Ways We Are Beating the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

On April 26, 2015  - By

The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in not only the scale of the epidemic but its spread. It has overwhelmed national health ...Read more

'Post-Ebola Syndrome' A New Mystery For WHO to Solve

On April 26, 2015  - By

Ebola has taken a terrible toll across West Africa and it seems even the survivors are still suffering from the after-effects of the often-deadly virus.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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