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21:36, 01 September 2014 Monday
Health & Environment

12:34, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The WHO urged a range of "regulatory options", including prohibiting e-cigarette makers from making health claims

15:27, 25 August 2014 Monday
Liberian doctor who received Ebola drug dies

The doctor died after receiving the experimental drug ZMapp.

10:43, 25 August 2014 Monday
Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

Japan has received inquiries from some countries on the influenza drug favipiravir, or T-705 as it is known in the developmental code.

12:48, 23 August 2014 Saturday
Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June

Some 54 people have died in or near the capital Accra, and around 300 people are now being infected daily with the highly contagious disease, putting pressure on local health facilities, said Linda Van-Otoo, GHS director for Greater Accra.

12:27, 23 August 2014 Saturday
Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola threat

A Philippine seaman is being monitored in Togo for signs of the disease but authorities say the country is still Ebola-free, despite dozens of workers returning from Liberia.

09:38, 23 August 2014 Saturday
Suspected Ebola case being monitored Spain

A 36-year-old man from Senegal is being tested in Barcelona.

16:05, 22 August 2014 Friday
Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa -MSF

MSF (Doctors Without Borders) has deployed 1,000 of its own staff in the stricken region, running centres that currently have 300 beds

09:52, 22 August 2014 Friday
Liberians flee Ganta over Ebola quarantine scare

On Wednesday, the residents of the two communities woke up just after the president ordered the quarantine only to find their community barricaded with soldiers and police officers preventing people from leaving or entering the two areas.

22:13, 21 August 2014 Thursday
U S aid workers recharged after cleared of Ebola

They were given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical.

22:02, 21 August 2014 Thursday
WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo denies Ebola

A local priest who asked not to be named said that the illness had affected several villages and estimated that the death toll was over 100 people.

09:13, 21 August 2014 Thursday
Experimental Ebola drugs needed for quot up to 30 000

The calculation highlights the dilemma facing officials considering how to distribute the tiny quantities of unproven drugs that are likely to be available in the near term

10:08, 20 August 2014 Wednesday
Liberia Ebola patients improve after experimental drug

"We are hopeful and grateful to God and to the medical team that they are showing signs of improvement," Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown told a press conference on Tuesday.

09:56, 20 August 2014 Wednesday
Ivory Coast bans international sports competitions over Ebola

The decision came as the Ivorian national football team is due to face Sierra Leone, one of the countries that had been hard hit by the Ebola outbreak, next month in Abidjan as part of the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifiers.

11:19, 19 August 2014 Tuesday
Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

Infant products are particularly vulnerable to food safety scares in China after powdered milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine led to the deaths of at least six infants in 2008

17:36, 18 August 2014 Monday
WHO Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travellers

Countries that do not have Ebola cases must strengthen their capacity to detect and contain any cases immediately, the WHO said

13:49, 18 August 2014 Monday
Man dies from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Death toll from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia rises to 300.

12:20, 18 August 2014 Monday
Liberia on alert as Ebola patients break out of quarantine

At least twenty patients broke out of quarantine in the Liberian capital after protesters looted a medical clinic.

11:29, 18 August 2014 Monday
S Korea running out of spent nuclear fuel storage space

At the end of last year, 13,254 tonnes of spent fuel was being held in temporary storage at nuclear plants, according to data from the commission, mostly in water tanks but some in concrete containers.



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