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Medicine

Ebola spread 'unavoidable' in Europe due to extensive travel - WHO
The spread of Ebola in Europe is "unavoidable", the World Health Organization said shortly after the contraction of four new cases was announced in Spain.

07.10.2014 13:53

25 killed, over 700 hospitalized: Cheap ‘Spice’ designer drug causes severe poisoning across Russia
A new dementia-causing designer drug in several Russian regions has caused an epidemic that has poisoned hundreds of young addicts, at times causing fatal respiratory failure. The country’s authorities are worried about the rapid spread of the narcotic.

07.10.2014 04:36

Ebola in Spain: 4 people including nurse hospitalized in Madrid
Health officials in Madrid say three more people are in the hospital on suspicion of contracting Ebola. The news comes a day after a nurse who treated two Ebola patients at a city hospital became infected with the disease. One has tested negative.

07.10.2014 10:36

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola after treating victim in Madrid
A nurse who treated two Ebola patients at a Madrid hospital has become infected with the disease herself, health officials said.

06.10.2014 17:16

US approves experimental drug for emergency Ebola treatment
​Regulators in the United States have approved an experimental drug for treating patients suffering from the Ebola virus one week after health officials in Dallas, Texas diagnosed a Liberian national with the deadly disease.

06.10.2014 14:13

​UN to investigate UK ‘grave violations’ of disability rights
Britain may face a United Nations investigation into ‘grave’ and ‘systemic’ violations against the rights of disabled people – the first country to face such a high level inquiry in the organization’s history.

06.10.2014 08:47

Breathtaking: New crystal steals oxygen from air, paves way for long, long plunge
Danish scientists have invented a revolutionary crystalline material that can absorb and store oxygen in high concentrations. A bucket of such material can suck the oxygen out of a room, which could potentially wave goodbye to heavy oxygen masks.

05.10.2014 09:12

World first: Swedish woman gives birth after womb transplant
A Swedish woman with a womb transplant has become the first in the world to give birth. Considered a breakthrough in infertility treatment, it gives hope of having a baby to thousands of women without a uterus.

04.10.2014 08:00

Facebook 'likes' healthcare, considers tracking users' lifestyle data
It's no secret that Facebook tracks users’ friendships and monitors their interests for advertising placement – but now sources tell Reuters the social networking site is also curious about subscribers' health information.

04.10.2014 02:51

Heroin deaths doubled in US in two years
​Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in two years throughout much of the United States, according to a new US government study. Meanwhile, deaths from prescription opioids, while still more than heroin, are falling.

03.10.2014 16:38

Lies & ibuprofen: Airport Ebola checks rely on ‘honor system’, easily bypassed
Airport screenings for Ebola don’t give a 100 percent guarantee of preventing the spread of the disease. Airport staff may lack competence and the infected can use anti-fever drugs and lies to get aboard the plane, healthcare experts warn.

03.10.2014 12:40

Exxon puts Africa oil project on pause over Ebola outbreak
ExxonMobil is to postpone oil drilling off the coast of Liberia, a hotspot in the Ebola pandemic, CEO Rex Tillerson told reporters in Houston.

03.10.2014 06:49