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14:07, 30 July 2014 Wednesday
Health & Environment

15:58, 26 July 2014 Saturday
Pollution from copper mine threatens Indian villages

Asia’s largest copper mine in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is causing serious damage to the environment.

10:09, 26 July 2014 Saturday
Nigeria records first Ebola death

The victim has been identified as Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian who arrived in Lagos on Sunday.

09:51, 25 July 2014 Friday
Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic

An MSF report found that malaria cases in Bossangoa had more than tripled to 6,507 in May with almost two-thirds of those children under the age of five.

09:24, 25 July 2014 Friday
Liberian man in Lagos being tested for Ebola

If confirmed, the case would be the first on record of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and, with 170 million people, its most populous country.

11:22, 24 July 2014 Thursday
Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain

Researchers said the findings challenge the universal endorsement of paracetamol as the first choice painkiller for lower back pain.

14:00, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country

12:09, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Five held in China food scandal probe

Shanghai food watchdog said it sealed more than 1,000 tonnes of suspected meat products from OSI in China, and a further 100 tonnes of products from a range of its customers.

09:35, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria Iraq cases -

Children in Syria are at greatest risk as routine immunisation has been disrupted and many health centres are severely damaged after more than three years of conflict

16:31, 22 July 2014 Tuesday

151 people who came into direct contact with the victim were also placed in quarantine.

11:09, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Viruses that spread through air - such as flu viruses for example - are far more likely to spread swiftly and widely in human populations

10:32, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
China food scandal spreads to Japan with big names

TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat

14:46, 21 July 2014 Monday
Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise government handling of Ebola

Religious leaders to preach in their churches and mosques for a change of attitude towards the disease

14:32, 19 July 2014 Saturday
Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

The three people in the latest reported cases had "mild symptoms" and have fully recovered after being treated with antibiotics, the department said, adding that they are no longer contagious.

13:01, 19 July 2014 Saturday
Deep magma reservoir found below Washington's Mt Rainier

A state landmark, Mount Rainier last erupted in the 19th century. It is widely expected to erupt again, according to the U.S. National Park Service.

10:57, 19 July 2014 Saturday
S Sudan introduces Pentavalent vaccine for infants

The new vaccine will help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese children.

09:31, 18 July 2014 Friday
Peak soil' threatens future global food security

Food security became a hot topic after record high grain prices in 2008 marked the start of a period of volatility.

23:19, 17 July 2014 Thursday
Extreme obesity can be disability at work -EU court adviser

An agreement by the court with the advocate general's opinion would have significant repercussions on employers as they could be required to make special adjustments for morbidly obese employees

12:45, 17 July 2014 Thursday
Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growth

Steroid-containing inhalers' potential effect on children's growth is a source of worry for parents and doctors

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