Health

  • Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany Published in: 27 August 2014 Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany’s first patient with the disease. At a news conference on Wednesday the clinic’s tropical medicine specialist said the man would not be given new experimental […]

  • Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China Published in: 19 August 2014 Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China

    Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday. The move by Heinz comes after food safety regulators in eastern Zhejiang province said on Friday that they had found “excessive amounts of lead” […]

  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 Published in: 19 August 2014 Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, […]

  • Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age Published in: 14 August 2014 Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

    Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study. Brain scans showed that people over age 65 who regularly ate fish had 14 percent more gray matter in brain regions associated with memory and 4 percent […]

  • WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths in West Africa Published in: 13 August 2014 WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths in West Africa

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069. Since the outbreak was identified in March, there have been a total of 1,975 confirmed, probable […]

  • WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa epidemic Published in: 12 August 2014 WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa epidemic

    People infected in the West Africa Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, but scarce supplies raise questions about who gets priority in the epidemic of the virus, which has no proven treatment. Liberia said it planned to treat two infected doctors with an unproven Ebola medicine called […]

  • Nigeria's Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister Published in: 11 August 2014 Nigeria’s Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister

    Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, and two patients have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health minister said on Monday. All were people who had had direct contact with Patrick Sawyer, who collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport on […]

  • Briton with advanced heart failure launches new gene therapy trial Published in: 11 August 2014 Briton with advanced heart failure launches new gene therapy trial

    A 37-year-old British man who needs a mechanical pump to keep his heart working has kicked off tests to see if gene therapy could help him recover and potentially avoid the need for a heart transplant. U.S. biotech firm Celladon hopes that its Mydicar treatment can help patients like Lee Adams who have advanced heart […]

  • GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation Published in: 11 August 2014 GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation

    Denmark’s GN Resound is banking on a hearing aid packed with bluetooth-like technology that lets users listen to calls and music from their iPhones as it seeks to steal a march on its rivals, its new chief executive told Reuters. Anders Hedegaard laid out his plans for the company – the hearing aid business of […]

  • Study finds a gene mutation increases breast cancer risk to 1 in 3 Published in: 7 August 2014 Study finds a gene mutation increases breast cancer risk to 1 in 3

    Women with mutations in a gene called PALB2 have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by age 70, according to research that suggests PALB2 is almost as important a risk factor as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are widely known as breast cancer risk genes. Women with a mutation in […]

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