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UK offers £6.5m for emergency Ebola research
Researchers around the world are being offered £6.5 million to find ways to save the lives of people affected by the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

21.08.2014 13:29

Experimental drug success: US Ebola doctor discharged after recovery
An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia has been discharged after being treated with the experimental drug, ZMapp.

21.08.2014 12:59

Police open fire, use tear gas on crowds as Liberia struggles to contain deadly Ebola
Four people were injured in clashes when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It’s as the world tries to contain the fatal outbreak and to find a cure for the deadly disease.

21.08.2014 05:16

All 365 of Sierra Leone’s Ebola-related deaths pinned on one healer
Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis has been traced back to a single healer in an isolated border village, who had claimed to be in possession of special powers to cure the deadly disease that started penetrating the border, it has emerged.

20.08.2014 12:15

Hackers steal 4.5 million patient records from multi-state hospital network
About 4.5 million patients at any of the 206 Community Health Systems-operated hospitals around the United States have had their records stolen by hackers, the company announced Monday. The stolen data includes very sensitive information.

18.08.2014 19:45

Ebola spreading faster, out of control for next 6 months – Doctors without Borders
The spread of Ebola is outrunning efforts to stop it, according to international aid group Doctors Without Borders, which estimates it might take six months to get the situation under control.

16.08.2014 05:14

Lethal bird flu cocktail sent out of lab accidentally, went unreported – CDC
A scientist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to tell superiors that a worker had mixed a lethal strain of bird flu with a more benign one, even though that mixed strain was shipped out to another laboratory.

16.08.2014 04:08

NHS sell-off: Private providers under scrutiny after botched eye ops
A private health provider at a UK NHS hospital has damaged the eyes of 31 patients in a slew of botched operations, throwing into doubt the Coalition Government’s plans to expand the role of private providers working in the NHS.

15.08.2014 13:29

Gaza agriculture devastated by Israeli offensive – UN
The Israeli military operation in Gaza has devastated the enclave's food production process the UN has announced, warning that the lack of food will “severely” affect the local population and that recovery will need “significant external assistance.”

15.08.2014 03:26

​Pot-laced products ruled constitutional for medical purposes in Canada
A British Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that it is unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing edibles and creams made with cannabis extract. Now the Canadian Parliament has a year to rewrite its regulations.

15.08.2014 02:20

​Ebola outbreak scale ‘vastly underestimated’ – WHO
The official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,145 deaths out of 2,127 cases, but the numbers could be vastly underestimated, the World Health Organization has warned.

14.08.2014 23:50

Western media inspect Russia's Ukraine aid trucks and find... aid
A Russian convoy to deliver humanitarian aid has reached the Ukrainian border. Some western journalists were given the opportunity to monitor its progress, as well as being allowed to see what they were carrying.

14.08.2014 13:57

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