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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Disease of the month

The World Health Organization is nothing, if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public-health issue that makes the front page.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Inter Press Service

Arab Region Has World's Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

According to UNAIDS , an estimated 270,000 people were living with human immunodeficiency virus in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region in 2012.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters

Bangkok Post

Human capital to address threats of pandemic disease

In 1918, as World War I drew to a close, an epidemic of Spanish flu took the lives of between 50 and 100 million people around the world.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Southeast Asia, World News, Laos, Bird Flu, Cholera, Infectious Diseases


New Polypill Increases Heart Attack Patients' Medication Adherence

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Related Topix: Heart Attack, Health, Society, Stardock, Video Games, Spain, World News, Natural Disasters, Business News


Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.


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

Medical News

New polypill increases adherence to treatment following myocardial infarction

A new polypill increases adherence to treatment following a myocardial infarction , according to results from the FOCUS Study presented for the first time at ESC Congress 2014 today by principal investigator Dr Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart in New York, US.


Related Topix: Heart Attack, Natural Disasters

Ebola, Experimental Drugs and Informed Consent: Should Those At Risk...

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Related Topix: World News, Congo, Africa, Natural Disasters, Business News

Silicon Alley Insider

Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers.


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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WICU12 Erie

Erie Organization Sending Aid as Ebola Death Toll Climbs

One country has been severely affected by the Ebola outbreak. As the death toll climbs and supplies fall short, a local human services organization, "Community of Caring," is sending aid.


Related Topix: Metal, Liberia, World News, Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters


Nigeria turns to beauty spots to revive...

Birdwatchers often go to extreme lengths to spot a rare species, even travelling to the westernmost of Alaska's Aleutian islands.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters, Europe, United Kingdom


Ebola fight needs $430 million to end scare

More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization's battle strategy.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

Senegal Puts 20 People on Watch for Ebola Virus After First Case

Senegal placed 20 people who were exposed to the nation's first Ebola case under surveillance, including the patient's family and medical workers, Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll Seck said.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Guinea, Senegal, Natural Disasters, Business News


CDC warns of Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ''immediate and urgent action'' must be taken to avoid an Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Natural Disasters

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times of India

TB epidemic driven by lack of food in India

A child suffering from tuberculosis in India, which has the highest number of new cases of TB and of TB-related deaths in the world, with 2.3 million new cases and an estimated 320,000 deaths annually.


Related Topix: India, Asia, World News, Natural Disasters,


Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

Residents of West Point neighbourhood, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of Ebola, receive food rations from the United Nations World Food Program in Monrovia on August 28, 2014.


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


Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.


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

Daily Mail

Man who killed son now charged in 1st wife's death

A padlocked fridge, no store trips and even dog food has to be hidden: The heartbreaking condition driving Hannah, 14, to 'eat herself to death' and how her insurance won't pay out for treatment Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as her mother, 81, remains in serious condition after being placed in a medically-induced coma ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Natural Disasters, Seneca County, NY, Romulus, NY

The Medina Gazette

Heroin epidemic hitting Medina County families

Mead Wilkins, director of Job and Family Services of Medina County, updated county commissioners Tuesday on how the rise of heroin use in the county is effecting young children and families.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medina County, OH, Natural Disasters

The Globe and Mail

The 90-90-90 solution to AIDS pandemic

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, wear an AIDS awareness ribbon as he takes questions from reporters after speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday February 19, 2012.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Canada

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Natural Disasters