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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, World News, Guinea

3 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, World News, Guinea

3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

UN asked to lead Ebola fight on news that epidemic could infect 20,000, spread to more countries

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, Guinea, World News

7 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Liberia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters

12 hrs ago | RTE.ie

More than 300 genetic changes in Ebola virus

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, Tarrytown, NY

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Times

In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other

Some people are swimming in and out of the Ebola quarantine zone in the seaside capital of Monrovia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Washington, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Windsor Beacon

U.S. officials announce Ebola vaccine trial launch

This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Natural Disasters

Animal

Weed Could Help Stop Painkiller Overdose Epidemic

With people abusing opioid-based drugs cross the country, a new study published by the Jama Internal Medicine suggests a safer alternative.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Chronic Pain, Medicine, Health, Pain, Marijuana

Yahoo!

Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500

Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Natural Disasters, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Iol.co.za

Ebola hits West Africa's economies

The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate".

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Liberia, Africa, Airlines, Air France - KLM

Sheffield Star

Sheffield World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

He fought through a world war, rose through the ranks of policing, and even survived deadly Spanish flu as a child... The great-grandfather-of-seven's extraordinary century has included brushes with death not just during World War Two - when he encountered victims of the Belsen concentration camp - but also as a little boy.

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Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Life, Veteran Affairs, Natural Disasters, Cheshire County, England,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

GhanaWeb

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters, World News, Ghana, Africa, Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Windsor Beacon

Response to Ebola chaotic and inadequate, group says

International response to the West African Ebola outbreak has been "chaotic and entirely inadequate," according to a statement issued Wednesday by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, which has been treating patients in affected countries for months.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters

The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, North America, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Kevin, M.D.

The epidemic of physician burnout is heartbreaking

Daily, I am contacted by good doctors who are struggling with symptoms of burnout syndrome and who have become overwhelmed by the challenges of attempting to practice medicine in today's health care environment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Natural Disasters

Science Daily

What can 14th century Venice teach us about Ebola, other emerging threats?

The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today's emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism, and highly infectious or drug-resistant diseases, says one researcher.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Natural Disasters

Channelnewsasia.com

New technological tools could aid fight against dengue

New technologies to control mosquito populations could benefit Singapore, and WHO is evaluating about 18 different ones that could see large-scale applications in about three years.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Flu outbreak provides rare study material

Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Natural Disasters

CBS Atlanta

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Natural Disasters

Medical News

Researchers report that predominant CA-MRSA strain migrated from sub-Saharan Africa

The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in mBio -, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Natural Disasters, Health

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