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Amber Vinson’s family says she is Ebola-free; CDC, hospital refuse to confirm
Amber Vinson, the third person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, is free of the disease, her family says. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the hospital where the nurse is being treated won’t confirm that determination.

23.10.2014 17:29

Slim chance: UK health service to dish out cash, prizes for weight loss
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will encourage Britons to lose weight by offering them gift vouchers and cash incentives, under a new plan to reduce the financial burden of obesity on the health system.

23.10.2014 14:37

3yo banned from Italy kindergarten over Ebola fears
A three-year-old girl has been banned from a kindergarten in Italy after her classmates’ parents protested her return over fears she could have Ebola after a vacation in Uganda. Despite no cases registered there, parents demanded a full check-up.

23.10.2014 13:42

Laying charges: UK police Taser use on rise against mentally ill, minorities
Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.

23.10.2014 11:11

Tuberculosis epidemic much worse than people think – WHO
​The world’s preoccupation with the Ebola virus has eclipsed almost any attention to other health hazards. But the tuberculosis epidemic is now considered to be much more severe than before, the WHO has claimed in a report.

23.10.2014 07:48

​‘They said I have Ebola’: Angry bus passengers attack Guinean woman in Rome
A Guinean woman has been attacked in a bus in Rome by angry passengers who told her she was infected by Ebola and had to get off the bus, Italian media reports. She was taken to hospital suffering from multiple bruises.

23.10.2014 05:13

‘Fracking loophole’ allows drilling companies to use unregulated toxins – report
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.

23.10.2014 02:52

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

Surgical robot to enter brain through patient’s cheek
Researchers demonstrated a robot that will perform brain surgery to prevent epileptic seizures. During the procedure, the machine enters the brain through the cheek, making it a less-invasive option with a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

22.10.2014 19:51

‘Racist’ hoax claims man with Ebola ‘on run’ in English city
In a hoax branded as ‘racist’, an image has been circulated on posters and social media claiming a black illegal immigrant, who tested positive for Ebola, is missing in Leicester, England.

22.10.2014 13:57

‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’ campaign fights Ebola stigma plaguing West Africans
A grassroots campaign growing in the United States is aiming to eradicate the stigmatization that people of West African descent are increasingly seeing amidst the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak ever.

22.10.2014 14:23

US to monitor anyone coming from Ebola-stricken countries for 21 days
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon begin monitoring all persons entering the United States from West Africa for 21 days as part of the group’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of Ebola.

22.10.2014 15:48

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