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Nigeria declared free of Ebola Nigeria declared free of Ebola 10/20/2014 04:50 AM
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
Sugary drinks warning posters 'work' Sugary drinks warning posters 'work' 10/16/2014 05:07 PM
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.
Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa 10/19/2014 09:19 AM
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
Awareness signs in vegetative patients Awareness signs in vegetative patients 10/16/2014 05:09 PM
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.
All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola 10/19/2014 07:06 AM
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".
Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response 10/18/2014 07:25 AM
Sierra Leone's president announces a shake-up of the body in charge of fighting Ebola in the country, putting the defence ministry in charge.
Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO 10/19/2014 04:50 AM
Canada is to ship 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine it has developed for further trials with the World Health Organization.
Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush' Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush' 10/18/2014 05:03 PM
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.
UK tops WHO gullet cancer table UK tops WHO gullet cancer table 10/15/2014 06:11 PM
The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main types of gullet cancer, according to the World Health Organization.
New ovarian cancer test developed New ovarian cancer test developed 10/15/2014 06:12 PM
A new test has been developed that could help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery.

Associated Presss


Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows 10/19/2014 04:55 PM
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain's government....
Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit 10/19/2014 10:46 AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes....
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas 10/19/2014 11:12 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus....
Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola 10/20/2014 01:33 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve....
Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker 10/19/2014 11:06 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare....
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team 10/19/2014 05:15 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....
New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US 10/19/2014 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States....
Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening 10/19/2014 11:05 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone....
Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread 10/18/2014 08:25 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk....
Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital 10/18/2014 07:50 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable....
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