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Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The number of Ebola infections is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO warned on Tuesday, predicting tens of thousands of cases by the end of the year.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:27 pm

New app allows the blind to read non-braille documents

KNFB Reader app allows the blind access to their documents.A revolutionary app called the KNFB Reader was unveiled last week, combining advanced digital photography with Apple hardware, allowing the blind and visually impaired access to almost any kind of printed text.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:50 pm

Nepal war-time rape victims suffer in fear, need justice: HRW

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eight years after Nepal’s civil war ended, hundreds of victims of war-time rape still live in fear with no access to justice, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Nepal, wedged between China and India, is recovering from the decade-long conflict between Maoist rebels and government forces in which more than 18,000 people were killed, thousands wounded and hundreds went missing. Human rights activists say both security forces and rebels committed crimes against civilians such as abduction, rape, torture and murder during the …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:31 pm

Sime Darby delays Liberia palm oil mill construction over Ebola

By Alphonso Toweh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Malaysian palm oil firm Sime Darby has delayed construction of a mill for its Liberia plantation and has suspended talks to expand its planted acreage there due to the Ebola outbreak, it said on Tuesday. More than 2,811 people have died from the disease in West Africa since the initial outbreak was identified in March, according to World Health Organisation figures. Liberia has been the country hardest hit with 1,578 deaths. “Right now, we are maintaining. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:29 pm

Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola -UN

The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of foreign health care workers despite repeated pleas for help, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. Efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, now six months old, have been too slow to stop the disease infecting more people than ever before and spreading from its origins in Guinea to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, killing over 2,800. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:28 pm

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they’ve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president says authorities are considering another nationwide shutdown after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on Ebola and check for sick people.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:24 pm

UNHCR preparing for 400,000 exodus from Syrian town into Turkey

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants. Some 138,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have entered southern Turkey in an exodus that began last week, and two border crossing points remain open, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. “We are preparing for the potential of the whole population fleeing into Turkey. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:19 pm

Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola: U.N.

Volunteer health workers watch a demonstration on the proper use of PPE suits at a newly-constructed Ebola virus treatment centre in Monrovia, LiberiaBy Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of foreign health care workers despite repeated pleas for help, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. Efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, now six months old, have been too slow to stop the disease infecting more people than ever before and spreading from its origins in Guinea to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, killing over 2,800. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:18 pm

Ebola drug trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa

A man stands at the gate of an Ebola virus treatment center in MonroviaBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Experimental Ebola drugs including compounds from Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Sarepta and Tekmira will be tested in affected West African states for the first time in a bid to fast-track trials, the Wellcome Trust said on Tuesday. Announcing a 3.2 million pound ($5.25 million) grant for the work, the global health charity said the money would "enable multiple partners around the world to quickly establish clinical trials at existing Ebola treatment centers". …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:13 pm

Women in Business: Q&A With Shanna Israel, Celeb lifestyle expert and CEO/ Founder of Vertical Wellness

Shanna Israel is a professional nutrition and lifestyle expert in the intersecting worlds of health, wellness, fashion and entertainment. Shanna has immersed herself within the health care industry after her near death experience battling West Nile virus followed by Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s. Fearing for her life and mistreated by top…

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:09 pm

Health – Physical, mental and sexual health coverage

Get the latest health news and wellbeing advice from the Telegraph, including family health, diet and fitness.

Ebola survivor Will Pooley to donate blood to create treatment

British Ebola survivor Will Pooley is to give blood to help create a cure for the deadly disease as experts warn it might never go away






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:16 pm

Ageism in the NHS may mean elderly trauma patients suffer worse care: doctors

The elderly who suffer broken bones in falls and accidents are not getting specialist care because of ageism in the NHS, doctors have warned






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 10:49 am

Prince Harry gets hug from young royal fan

Prince Harry is hugged by four-year-old Carson Hartley, who has a heart defect and is fitted with a portable ventilator, at the 10th annual WellChild Awards at the Hilton on Park Lane in London






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 10:16 am

Are you man enough for Broga?

The idea of ‘yoga for bros’ may sound objectionable, but it’s actually a fantastic and supremely challenging all-body workout, says Lucy Fry






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 7:13 am

TV free days’ would cut obesity and promote healthier lifestyle, says Nice

TV free days should become routine to encourage people to be more active and reduce obesity, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has said






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 6:00 am

Half of children ‘are not ready to start school’

Children left damaged by parenting which lacks cuddles and conversation, experts warn, as major study finds half are not ‘ready for school’ by the age of five






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:01 pm

Stephen Sutton’s cancer signs ignored, says his mother

Stephen Sutton’s mother Jane, 50, described how their pleas for cancer tests were ignored and doctors insisted for six months he was constipated, despite warning symptoms






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:49 pm

Ed Miliband expected to announce taxes on rich to ‘save the NHS’

Ed Miliband expected to announce that money from a ‘mansion tax’ and re-introducing the 50p rate will be used to fund the NHS






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:13 pm

All schools should consider offering STD tests during lessons, say public health experts

Schemes which offer children tests for sexually transmitted diseases in the classroom should be expanded nationally, if they work, says the Royal Society for Public Health

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:00 pm

Stroke patients three times more likely to die if statins are stopped

A study on the effects of statins has found that patients who suffer a bleeding stroke are three times more likely to survive if their statins are continued






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 8:00 pm

BBC News – Health

‘Ebola death rates 70%’ study shows

Ebola infections will treble to 20,000 by November if efforts to tackle the outbreak are not stepped up, the World Health Organization has warned.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:49 pm

VIDEO: NHS staff to help in Ebola areas

The World Health Organization has warned the number of people with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by November if swift action is not taken now.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:55 pm

OAPs offered online hospital checks

Online hospital appointments could be offered to elderly patients in rural north Wales saving them from having to travel long distances.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 7:48 am

Children ‘failed in early years’

The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 6:28 am

VIDEO: Teenagers shy to talk about cancer

A leading cancer charity says it is concerned the disease is not being spotted early enough in young people because many are too embarrassed to talk to their GP.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 6:02 am

VIDEO: Chemo: Five things I didn’t know

We speak to someone who’s being treated for cancer about some of the more unexpected side-effects of treatment.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 4:26 am

VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:50 am

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:55 pm

A&E ‘under pressure’ says trust

Northern Ireland’s biggest accident and emergency department was under pressure on Monday night, the BBC understands.

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:03 pm

Call to offer HPV vaccine to boys

Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:18 am