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LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 4:09 pm
As a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it's hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them.My hands aren't deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I…
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 3:09 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.
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Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, more than 24,000 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and over 10,000 of them have died. All but a handful of those deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The World Health Organization declared in January that the epidemic was finally declining in west Africa after the three countries at the epicentre recorded a steady drop in cases.
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ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic information and an exposé on the problem of gender bias in medical experiments. We also affirmed a long-held belief that sleep habits tell the story of economic inequality in America.Read on and tell…
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:12 pm
By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahlBrian Wansink, the best-selling author and Cornell professor of nutrition science and consumer behavior, has made a career out of studying the ways people accidentally eat more than they intended to. His work examines how environment shapes eating behavior, and how our human predilection toward mindless eating…
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:12 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:03 am
When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren’t healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We met in a meditation center, and I soon found out he was struggling with addiction. I didn’t have the same struggles with craving alcohol as we began to live a healthy life together.What I had was…
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 10:55 pm
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20 pupils violently ill after schoolgirl smoking addict, 12, passed round prescription nicotine spray
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BBC News – Health
An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC’s Sarah Campbell reports.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:31 pm
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:29 pm
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:35 am
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:30 am
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:16 am
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:00 am
Dr Paul Flynn from the British Medical Association welcomes David Cameron’s pledge for “a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020 but warns significant extra funding will be needed.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 4:54 pm
All hospitals in England will provide “a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:27 pm
More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union’s survey of education staff.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:58 am
Cpl Anna Cross, the British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now free of the disease, as Hugh Pym reports.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:33 am