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Senegal confirms Ebola case as outbreak hits 5th WAfrican country

Dakar - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

Time running out for 'kidnapped' brain tumour boy taken to France

Cherbourg - A frantic police hunt was underway Saturday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour taken from a British hospital by his family, as fears for his life intensified with every passing hour.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Tokyo - Japanese health officials said Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.

Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 before outbreak stemmed: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Thursday it aimed to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that the caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Freetown - The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Uruguay begins registering marijuana growers

Montevideo - Just a handful of people had registered by midday Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana in Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug.

How genes tune the internal body clock

The human body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA, according to new research. Understanding this promises new insights into human health.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Freetown - The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Wednesday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

WHO medic with Ebola taken to Germany for treatment

Berlin - A World Health Organization doctor who has contracted Ebola arrived in a German hospital Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.

WHO calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

Geneva - The World Health Organization called Tuesday on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a "serious threat" to unborn babies and young people.

India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

New Delhi - Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.

UN envoy says 'war' on Ebola could take six more months

Freetown - The UN's Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take six more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an "unprecedented" number of medical staff.

Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies

Monrovia - A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the west African nation said on Monday.Abraham Borbor had been improving but died on Sunday night, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

Freetown - The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

Ebola taking toll on west African economy

Monrovia - The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

Manila - The Philippines said Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

Thailand vows 'leniency' in surrogacy cases

Bangkok - Thailand's junta has pledged leniency in the cases of babies born to surrogate mothers, as it looks to toughen rules in the lucrative but largely unregulated industry following a series of scandals.

Women beware: Ramen Noodles linked to heart disease

Cheap and easy. As Americans, these are perfect ways to describe our dining habits at times, but who knew the risk to our health would far outweigh the risk to our wallets when it comes to heating up a bowl of instant noodles?

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Monrovia - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Dakar - Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

Washington - It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa

Monrovia - Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

Atlanta - Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

Canada polarized over pot use

Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health and proponent of an anti-drug campaign which has become difficult for many physicians to join forces with.

Violence erupts in Liberia's Ebola-hit slum

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the epidemic, with new suspected cases in Asia sparking fears of it spreading beyond Africa.
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