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02:53, 25 October 2014 Saturday
Health & Environment

17:39, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
U S Ebola 'czar' starts work vaccine drive launched

Pentagon rapid-response Ebola medical team was scheduled to begin training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas

16:28, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels WHO

Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), which is even more expensive and difficult to treat than multi drug-resistant (MDR-TB) strains, has now been reported in 100 countries around the world.

09:33, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
French researchers 'develop 15-minute test for Ebola'

Device can be used in the field without special equipment, according to developers

12:04, 21 October 2014 Tuesday
Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

The technique involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient's spinal cord and constructing a "nerve bridge" between two stumps of the damaged spinal column.

22:15, 20 October 2014 Monday
World must stop Ebola or face 'pandemic' - Castro

The meeting in Cuba is aimed at keeping Ebola at bay and it brings together senior officials from the ALBA bloc of nations

09:09, 19 October 2014 Sunday
Rare white rhino dies in Kenya only six remain

Wildlife conservationists have struggled to reverse a decline in numbers of several African species, undermined by ferocious poaching by gangs which mostly ship the ivory to Asia.

16:01, 17 October 2014 Friday
When surviving Ebola becomes a nightmare

Jerald Dennis is feeling stigmatized by his neighbors and has been shunned by his friends

11:12, 16 October 2014 Thursday
Peru says country's glaciers shrank 40 pct in 4 decades

Peru's 2,679 glaciers, spread over 19 snow-capped mountain ranges, are the source of the vast majority of the country's drinking water.

09:14, 16 October 2014 Thursday
Majority of Americans believe Ebola spreads through air

Some 85 percent of people said they thought the disease spread through sneezing or coughing, despite the fact that the World Health Organization regards that type of transmission as unlikely

11:07, 15 October 2014 Wednesday
World on red alert against Ebola

No approved specific drug or treatment available for battling fatal pandemic virus hitting many West African countries

16:46, 14 October 2014 Tuesday
West Africa Ebola outbreak still expanding geographically

The death toll so far in the outbreak, first reported in Guinea in March, has reached 4,447 from a total of 8,914 cases, said WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward.

10:12, 13 October 2014 Monday
As nuclear waste piles up South Korea faces storage crisis

The world's fifth-largest user of nuclear power has around 70 percent, or nearly 9,000 tonnes, of its used fuel stacked in temporary storage pools

09:41, 13 October 2014 Monday
Qatar reports 1st Coronavirus case in 2014

The Supreme Council of Health said the infected was a 71-year-old Qatari national who suffered diabetes mellitus, according to the official Qatari news agency

15:15, 11 October 2014 Saturday
Medical evacuation services balk at flying out Ebola patients

Several airlines have cut flights to the region and there are reports of countries not allowing air ambulances to make refueling stops

10:01, 11 October 2014 Saturday
U S to free up Ebola funds as fears of

A top U.N. official said response to a $1 billion funding appeal had been slow and that a surge in trained healthcare personnel was needed to tackle the crisis

09:08, 10 October 2014 Friday
Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years

The findings show the pressing need to detect lung cancer before it has shape-shifted into multiple malignant clones.

23:28, 09 October 2014 Thursday
Orange alert issued in China s north for heavy smog

Second most severe warning issued for extremely heavy smog, air pollution enveloping capital Beijing, Hebei province.

10:06, 09 October 2014 Thursday
Fearing Marburg S Sudan beefs up border screening

One Ugandan has already died of the virus, which last appeared in the country two years ago killing six people

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