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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicine cures monkeys infected with the deadly virus Anti-Ebola drug shows promising results Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug ...

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    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... resourced West African health care systems have been overrun. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epidemic was spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Poverty, stress and reluctance to seek help among factors behind grim toll Koreas top suicide charts for different reasons South Korea's problem with suicides is well known. ... in South Korea. The information was part of the UN body's first-ever report on suicide prevention, which estimated that 804,000 people worldwide took their own lives in 2012. That works out ...

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    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... "lockdown" starting on September 18, an escalation of efforts to halt the spread of Ebola across the West African country, a senior official in the president's office said. The move underscores the radical steps West African nations are being pushed to take, over six months into an outbreak that is the worst on record and shows no sign of easing having already killed more than 2,100 people. ...

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    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... of Ebola have been reported in Nigeria, flights to and from the country have not been affected. African countries are introducing measures to stop Ebola from spreading: on Thursday South Africa ... isolation centres in communities.   THIRD OF FLIGHTS TO EBOLA-HIT NATIONS CANCELLED Airlines have cancelled more than a third of international flights to three west African countries over fears ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Fear and rumour are fellow passengers on an Air France flight from Freetown to Paris, and from death stalking three West African nations Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola The Chinese fleeing Ebola, angry Africans, an understaffed flight crew and rumours on an Air France flight from Freetown to Paris seemed to encapsulate the global panic ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... the 89-year-old lost consciousness, showing only the whites of his eyes, but the ambulance only arrived 90 minutes later. "We called the emergency hotline three times, pleading with them to send ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South Korean flag carrier will stop operating flights between Incheon and Nairobi from August 20, it said. No Ebola cases have been reported in Kenya or other parts of East Africa but the South Korean ...

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    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... 100,000, with men almost twice as likely as women to take their own lives. The most suicide-prone countries were Guyana (44.2 per 100,000), followed by North and South Korea (38.5 and 28.9 respectively). Next came Sri Lanka (28.8), Lithuania (28.2), Suriname (27.8), Mozambique (27.4), Nepal and Tanzania (24.9 each), Burundi (23.1), India (21.1) and South Sudan (19.8). In both Russia ...

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    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... class or wealthy, white, under the age of 50, or some combination. The long-term survival rate for women who underwent lumpectomies with radiation was not statistically different from women who ...




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