Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone
Dr Felix Baez Sarria, a member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, has been diagnosed with the disease.
Mexican boy has massive tumour removed in U.S.
An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday.
Teen pregnancies ‘on the rise’ in Ebola-stricken African countries
Maternity wards in Freetown have been deserted by women who fear being infected by Ebola, yet nurses report seeing an increase in pregnant teenage girls,...
Put that tongue away: French kissing passes on 80 million new bacteria
A 10-second kiss on the lips can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria into a person’s mouth, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
Ebola doctor flown to U.S. from Sierra Leone dies in Nebraska hospital
An Ebola-infected surgeon from Sierra Leone who was receiving treatment in a U.S.
Contagious bird flu strain identified in Netherlands - 150,000 chickens culled
The Dutch government on Sunday banned the transport of poultry and eggs throughout the country after confirming an outbreak of bird flu at a chicken farm.
'Rat poison' drug warning after India sterilisation deaths
A senior Indian health official warned Sunday against buying an antibiotic feared laced with a toxin found in rat poison and linked to the deaths of up...
Poultry destroyed after authorities find ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu strain
A poultry farm in the central Dutch village of Hekendorp is being cleared of 150,000 chickens and a local ban has been imposed on transporting poultry...
India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
India’s new government has launched a drive to promote the country’s ancient therapies.
Study claims fast food chains aggressively target black kids in U.S.
Fast-food restaurants in the United States are “disproportionately” targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas.
22,000 patients to be recalled in infection alert over HIV-positive UK dentist
More than 22,000 patients who may have been treated by a dentist infected with HIV will be urged to come forward by bosses at NHS England.
TV dramas help to boost mental health awareness, says campaign group
More realistic storylines are helping viewers of top TV dramas understand mental health better.
As Ebola deaths rise in Sierra Leone, Obama seeks $6bn to fight disease
President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to approve $6.18 billion in new emergency funds this fiscal year to combat Ebola where it is...
Spanish nurse who beat Ebola leaves hospital, criticizes dog’s slaying
A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa fought back tears as she left hospital on Wednesday after being cured of the...
Drug trial offers hope in treating prostate cancer
A pioneering drug set to become the first used to treat an inherited cancer could open the door to a new range of personalised tumour treatments, it is...
Google Glass may obstruct peripheral vision, dangerous for drivers
People wearing Google Glass may experience significant blind spots on their right side, which could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the...
Long-term shift work ‘ages’ the brain, new study finds
Long-term shift work has an ageing effect on the brain that leads to an impaired ability to think and remember, a study has found.
Creepy critters: Bats could hold secret in fighting Ebola outbreak
Bats can carry more than 100 different viruses, including Ebola, rabies and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), without becoming sick themselves.
Individual genetic differences may affect your ability to survive Ebola
Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish.
15-minute test for Ebola ‘could be a game-changer’
Tulane University scientists in New Orleans have created an Ebola diagnostic device that they say is as easy to use and nearly as fast as a home pregnancy...
Sleeping with more than 20 women can reduce risk of prostate cancer
There’s good news for the Casanovas of the world. Researchers at the University of Montreal and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier found that men who had...
Google working on pill that searches for illnesses
Google is exploring a way to search inside people’s bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.
Ebola fight in W. Africa needs thousands more workers, says World Bank president
More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World...
Saudi Arabia puts population on alert after increase in MERS cases
Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry on Monday urged the population of the world’s top oil exporter to renew precautions against Middle East Respiratory...
Teen tests negative for Ebola in Australia
Australian authorities said early Monday that a teenager who was in isolation in hospital had tested negative for Ebola after she developed a fever following...
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015 as cases exceed 10,000
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said, after a two-year-old girl...
Brain cancer patient Ashya King’s parents feel it’s ‘unsafe’ to return to UK
The parents of brain cancer patient Ashya King have said they do not feel “safe” enough to return to the UK.
In world-first, Australian doctors transplant heart that had stopped beating
In what has been described as the biggest breakthrough in a decade, surgeons at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney have transplanted hearts from dead...
New York mayor confirms first case of Ebola in the city; doctor in isolation
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the Ebola virus...
Holy smoke! Camel cigarette maker snuffs out workplace puffing
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc has banned smoking from its offices and buildings.