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Five people contract Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone: charity

London - Five people are being infected with Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone and demand for treatment beds is far outstripping supply, the Save the Children charity warned on Thursday.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

Processed foods lead to disease: Healthy diet will combat risks

Diets filled with processed foods are now known to increase the risk of cancers and autoimmune diseases along with obesity. Researchers have discovered that taking processed foods out of the diet and eating healthier will help prevent disease.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

Accra - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.

Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

Dakar - Thousands of children who have lost parents to the west African Ebola epidemic risk are being shunned by frightened and suspicious relatives, the UN children's fund said on Tuesday.

Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn

Monrovia - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

Liberia's top doctor under Ebola quarantine, deputy dead

Monrovia - Liberia's chief medical authority has placed herself in quarantine following the Ebola death of her deputy, health officials and humanitarian sources said on Sunday.

Swiss voters reject shift to state-run health insurance

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan to ditch the country's all-private health insurance system and create a state-run scheme, exit polls showed.

Link between physical and mental health

Researchers have shown how a muscle gene associated with the metabolite kynurenine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier, relieves symptoms of depression in exercising mice.

IMF unblocks cash as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid

Monrovia - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.

IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa

Washington - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in the worst-hit countries in West Africa.

Six Russians die, 36 in hospital after smoking designer drug

Moscow - Six Russians have died and dozens have been hospitalised after they smoked a legal synthetic drug in the far northern city of Surgut, prosecutors said Friday.

IMF unblocks cash as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid

Monrovia - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.

Experimental Ebola vaccines ready for Africa by 2015: WHO

Geneva - Experimental vaccines to treat Ebola could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Washington's yoga community opposes 'yoga tax'

The Washington D.C. city council will be imposing a 5.75 percent sales tax on facilities that provide fitness services starting from October 1.

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic

New York - World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people.

Spanish missionary dies from Ebola: hospital

Madrid - A Catholic missionary died in hospital from the Ebola virus in Spain on Thursday, four days after being flown back from Sierra Leone, officials said.

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

Freetown - Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.

Manning, WikiLeaks mole, sues U.S. military seeking sex change

Washington - A year after being sentenced to a 35-year prison term in the biggest confidential document leak in U.S. history, Chelsea Manning is suing the military seeking a sex change.

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

Geneva - The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.

US warns Ebola could infect 1.4 million by 2015

Washington - The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a worst-case scenario released by US health authorities Tuesday.

S. Leone faces 'overflow' of Ebola dead as curfew ends

Freetown - Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a controversial nationwide lockdown during which more than 200 dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

Nepal's former king suffers heart attack

Kathmandu - Nepal's last king, Gyanendra Shah, was in a stable condition in a Kathmandu hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, his doctor said.Gyanendra, 67, was rushed to Kathmandu's Norvic Hospital late Saturday after he complained of chest pain.

Sierra Leone Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in capital

Freetown - Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72-hour shutdown on Sunday, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies in and around the capital.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

Freetown - Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly planned publicity stunt.

Western militaries scramble to aid Ebola-hit west Africa

Freetown - Western militaries readied aid missions Friday to help Africa's Ebola-hit nations battle an epidemic which has sparked killings in panicked southern Guinea and forced a nationwide shutdown in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

Freetown - Sierra Leone launched a nationwide three-day shutdown on Friday to contain the deadly spread of an Ebola epidemic described by the UN Security Council as a threat to world peace.
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