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Liberia dismisses 10 officials for abandoning Ebola fight

Monrovia - Liberia's leader Sunday said she had sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Dutch Ebola doctors 'to be evacuated on Sunday'

Den Haag - Two Dutch doctors feared to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone are set to be flown back to the Netherlands "as soon as possible", the foreign ministry said Saturday.

Cuba's Ebola aid latest example of 'medical diplomacy'

Havana - Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of "medical diplomacy.

Ebola toll hits 2,400 as Cuba pledges medics

Geneva - The worst-ever Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,400 people, the UN said Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis.

India allows detained Italian marine to go home

New Delhi - India's top court ruled on Friday that a sick Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen can go home for medical treatment.

Australian man isolated in Ebola scare

Sydney - An Australian was isolated in hospital Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus.

FDA queries testosterone supplement benefits

A new report suggests that there is little much evidence to support the health benefits of testosterone-enhancing drugs. At the same time there do not appear to be any major risks linked to the use of such supplements.

Health services, economies overwhelmed in Ebola-hit Africa

Monrovia - Health workers in Liberia reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases on Wednesday, as the epidemic was blamed for shattering economic growth in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Ebola threatening Liberia's existence, minister warns

Monrovia - Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warned Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come.

Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

Monrovia - Liberia is bracing for an upsurge in Ebola cases, following a grim World Health Organization assessment on Tuesday that the worst is yet to come in the fight against the killer virus.

Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care, family says

Geneva - Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in December, his family said Tuesday.

Ebola infections set to soar in Liberia: WHO

Monrovia - The World Health Organization warned Monday that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent.

Fruit and nuts can help beat heart disease

Oxford - Heart disease takes more lives than any other illness every year, despite the wide range of modern treatments for the condition. But the newly released results of a seven-year study show that eating fruit cuts the risk of this deadly killer by 40 percent.

Breast or bottle, which is best for babies?

Is breast milk or bottle milk best for babies? Or is there no difference? This is a reoccurring debate. A new study, using infant rhesus monkeys, argues that breast milk is best for a child’s developing immune system.

Ebola infections set to soar in Liberia: WHO

Monrovia - The World Health Organization warned Monday that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent.

Liberia could see 'thousands' more Ebola cases in coming weeks: WHO

Geneva - Liberia, already hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, should brace for thousands of new cases in coming weeks, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

Addis Ababa - African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa.

British cancer boy Ashya King arrives in Prague for treatment

Prague - Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents sparked an international manhunt after they took him from hospital in Britain, arrived in Prague Monday for potentially life-saving treatment after leaving Spain.

Iran supreme leader has 'successful' prostate surgery

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery, official media announced Monday in an unprecedented public statement on his health, which has long been subject to speculation.

Hong Kong tests for tainted Taiwan cooking oil

Hong Kong - Sweet buns and dumplings were pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities checked Monday whether they contained the recycled Taiwanese cooking oil that has sparked a growing regional food safety scare.

Condition of U.S. doctor with Ebola improving: Wife

Washington - An American doctor who caught the Ebola virus while working in a Liberian maternity ward is showing signs of improvement, relatives said.

Sierra Leone orders three-day shutdown to stall Ebola

Freetown - Sierra Leone said Saturday it will confine people to their homes in a nationwide three-day shutdown later this month aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic threatening west Africa.

Review: Misdiagnosed — A new book about misdiagnosis and health Special

Imagine being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis…and then finding out it was nothing more than gluten sensitivity. This is, incredibly, what happened to one woman and she has used this experience to write a memoir.

WHO eyes Ebola vaccine by Nov as death toll passes 2,000

Geneva - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has climbed above 2,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, as it voiced hopes a vaccine could be available in November.

World health experts study untested Ebola drugs

Geneva - Health experts honed in Friday on a handful of unproven drugs they hope might turn the lethal tide of Ebola, as key figures urged that funds go for frontline crisis care in some of the world's poorest states.

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Paris - Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said Friday a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

Dutch dentist accused of mutilating French patients arrested in Canada

Bourges - A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada following an international manhunt.

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

Geneva - World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given the serums.

Op-Ed: A case for supplements

“Supplements” are gaining a bad reputation among clean eaters and foodies who claim you should be getting your nutrition from whole foods. Well, obviously.
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