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​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

Guinea declares health emergency as Ebola outbreak worsens
Guinea has declared a “health emergency” as the number of people killed by the Ebola virus in the West African nation reached 377. More flights to West African countries have been cancelled as the region waits for the arrival of experimental drugs.

14.08.2014 13:58

Surviving Ebola: Life after illness and the ethics of testing drugs on humans
As countries and pharmaceutical countries rush experimental Ebola treatments to West Africa with the World Health Organization’s blessing, the world must figure out who gets the precious doses and what survival of the deadly disease means.

14.08.2014 00:33

Ebola a ‘high risk’ in Kenya, WHO warns
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Kenya is at “high risk” of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus because it is a major transport hub, with several flights a day to West Africa where the disease is running riot.

13.08.2014 14:55

Two-thirds of mentally ill Britons receive no treatment
Less than a third of people with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, get any treatment at all, according to the incoming president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

13.08.2014 13:12

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure
A group of US scientists have managed to create a three-dimensional brain-like tissue featuring structural similarities to rat brain. Researchers hope that the new tissue could be used in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunctions.

13.08.2014 02:23

Canada will donate up to 1,000 experimental Ebola vaccine doses to WHO
​Canada has offered to donate its experimental Ebola virus vaccine to West African States after the WHO said it would be ethical to use untested vaccines to try and contain the outbreak that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people.

12.08.2014 22:56

Bioengineers develop dissolvable anti-HIV ‘tampon’
Women may have a new ‘knight in shining armor’ in the search for protection against HIV: A team of bioengineers are developing a dissolvable ‘tampon’ that delivers HIV-preventing medication minutes before having sex.

12.08.2014 21:43

Alien-Nation: Nearly 5 million Brits ‘have no real friends’
Loneliness is rife in Britain according to new research, which shows that 4.7 million people in the country have no close friends, while less than a quarter feel a sense of belonging to the community and one in 10 have no interaction with neighbors.

12.08.2014 08:45

Liberia to get experimental Ebola drug as death toll tops 1,000
Liberia sent the US a plea for help amid its ongoing battle against Ebola, asking for sample doses of an experimental drug for infected Liberian doctors. Washington approved the request just as the region's death toll topped 1,000.

12.08.2014 02:25

Boozy Britain ‘kills one person every hour’ – health guidelines issued
Drinking alcohol on consecutive days will cause health conditions such as cancer, heart disease or cirrhosis of the liver, say Public Health England (PHE). Their latest guidelines recommend “one day on, one day off” drinking.

11.08.2014 10:22

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