Anti-racism activists are demanding health food chain Holland & Barrett remove a skin-whitening cream from its shelves, calling the product a “throwback” to “the racial hierarchies of colonialism and segregation.”
Western drug manufacturers are set to roll out thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses by early 2015 in the countries worst affected, the WHO has said. Aid workers have criticized the global response to the virus for being slow to develop a vaccine.
One in seven patients can no longer be helped by antibiotics because they are increasingly ineffective after being handed out too freely by GPs. Experts warn that common infections could become potentially life-threatening for Britons.
Proponents of marijuana legalization in Illinois have received the support of one of the state’s most prominent politicians: former White House chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel.
Ebola infections in West Africa could hit 1.4 million by the end of January if current trends continue and no immediate, large-scale increase in response measures is taken, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new estimate.
A fresh approach to the fight with the fatal Ebola virus has been revealed by Liberia, the World Health Organization and partners: infected people are set to be transferred to special centers with basic care.
A second detachment of US forces set to battle the deadly Ebola virus have arrived in Liberia. They land as a weekend lockdown in Sierra Leone to confine the outbreak resulted in finding at least 200 people infected or dead.
The third convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine has arrived in the war-torn city of Donetsk. Earlier, Kiev and self-defense forces signed a memorandum aimed at effectively halting all fighting in eastern Ukraine after talks in Minsk.