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Ebola-hit west Africa launches emergency battle plan

Conakry - West Africa's Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst ever outbreak of the tropical virus ahead of a special regional summit Friday to launch an emergency response plan.
In the Media by Rod Mac Johnson (AFP) - 1 comment

Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100mn battle plan

Freetown - West Africa's Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules on Thursday to tackle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a $100 million response plan at an emergency regional summit.
In the Media by Rod Mac Johnson (AFP)

China court hears first gay 'conversion therapy' case

Beijing - A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle."Homosexuality doesn't need to be cured!" chanted supporters.
In the Media by Felicia SONMEZ (AFP) - 1 comment

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Freetown - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on Thursday as countries across the world announced stringent new security measures to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.
In the Media by Rod Mac Johnson (AFP)

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

London - Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

Liberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola

Monrovia - Liberia announced Wednesday it was shutting all schools and placing "non-essential" government workers on 30 days' leave in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

App lets you ask doctors personal health questions for free

First Opinion is a combination app and network of medical professionals that can give you advice over time for free or very quickly with a paid service. Due to a funding spike they are now making huge headlines.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Having a heart attack during the work week helps you survive

Kansas City - Multiple factors contribute to this from less responsive care by weekend staff to long wait times but they all point to one thing; having a heart attack on a weekday helps you live through it.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

London - Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP) - 1 comment

U.S. Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague

Washington - An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

'Nightmare bacteria' cases rise five-fold in Southeastern U.S.

Durham - A recently released study shows the number of cases involving a deadly antibacterial "superbug" has risen five-fold in some parts of the United States over the past four years.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Kuala Lumpur - Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, as haze mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
In the Media by AFP

Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa's largest cities.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

Washington - Two Americans involved in the treatment of Ebola victims in Liberia have become infected with the West African epidemic, an aid agency said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Abuja - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread

Washington - US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread.
In the Media by AFP

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Abuja - Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa's most populous country.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

Geneva - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

Geneva - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

Melbourne - A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

Lagos - A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

America's new focus on a cleaner, healthier bathroom experience

Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in the home, and while we tend to focus on renovating and updating other rooms, we tend to forget the bathroom.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine tablets mislabelled

American Health Packaging (AHP) has recalled Ibuprofen tablets because they may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine tablets. This warning comes via the U.S. FDA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit'

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

China 'seals off' town after man dies of bubonic plague

Beijing - A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Deal reached over U.S. gynecologist who secretly taped patients

Washington - The health care affiliate of a top U.S. medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said.
In the Media by AFP

AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Melbourne - Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Plain packaging linked to decline in Australian smoking rates

In January 2012, Australia introduced plain cigarette packaging in a bid to lower smoking rates. It was the first nation to do so.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 2 comments

Drug safety warnings

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

U.K. pledges to lead antimicrobial resistance fight

London - Newly anointed British Science Minister Greg Clark has announced a new 'war cabinet' of the UK's seven research councils to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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