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BBC News - Health
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:11:29 GMT

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Aug 29, 2014 10:00AM

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Aug 29, 2014 06:59AM

Post-natal care lacking, say midwives

A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

Aug 29, 2014 10:06AM

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

Aug 29, 2014 12:09AM

New hospital food rules introduced

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

Aug 29, 2014 01:28PM

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

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CNN.com - Health
Aug 30, 2014 09:26AM

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Aug 25, 2014 09:45AM

No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs

Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.

Aug 25, 2014 08:19AM

She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis

A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.

Aug 18, 2014 04:53AM

Retired teacher loses 200 pounds

"There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.

Aug 15, 2014 12:55PM

Mental health help: Where to turn

Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.

Aug 12, 2014 06:26AM

Venom may hold cure for cancer

How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.

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NYT > Health
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:35:08 GMT

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By PAM BELLUCK on Aug 30, 2014 03:30PM

End-of-Life Talks May Finally Overcome Politics

Medicare may cover advance care planning that was once decried as ?death panels,? and some private insurers are not waiting for the political process.






By ANDREW POLLACK on Aug 30, 2014 04:00AM

New Novartis Drug Effective in Treating Heart Failure

The experimental drug developed by the Swiss company Novartis reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes and could replace what has been the bedrock treatment for more than 20 years, researchers said.






By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. on Aug 29, 2014 05:58PM

Leadership and Calm Are Urged in Ebola Outbreak

Leadership and help from Western nations are needed to eradicate the virus in West Africa, according to some of the top experts in disease eradication.






By NORIMITSU ONISHI on Aug 29, 2014 05:06PM

Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum

The president of Liberia had rejected the advice of Ebola experts in quarantining the West Point neighborhood, a move that resulted in deadly clashes.






By ERIK ECKHOLM and MANNY FERNANDEZ on Aug 29, 2014 04:27PM

Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state?s remaining abortion clinics to close.

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Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Aug 30, 2014 04:41PM

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Aug 30, 2014 04:41PM

Obama family attends long-time aide's wedding to TV journalist

Obama and his family arrive aboard Air Force One at Westchester County Airport in White PlainsPresident Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters on Saturday attended the wedding of their long-time friend and food guru Sam Kass to media personality Alex Wagner at a farm outside New York City, the White House said. Kass is officially Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and executive director of Let's Move, Michelle Obama's child health initiative that seeks to combat childhood obesity. He has a been a friend of and cook for the Obama family since the 2000s, when he began preparing food for the family in their Chicago home. Wagner is the host of "Now with Alex Wagner," a liberal-leaning show in the cable channel MSNBC.


Aug 30, 2014 12:17PM

Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday. Sierra Leone's government is struggling to cope with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, that has killed more than 1,550 people across West Africa, with the rate of infection still rising. "The workers decided to stop working because we have not been paid our allowances and we lack some tools," said Ishmael Mehemoh, chief supervisor at the clinic in the city of Kenema, in the country's east. Clothing to protect health workers being infected is inadequate and there is only one broken stretcher which is used to carry both patients and corpses, Mehemoh added.

Aug 30, 2014 10:45AM

California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill

File photo of California Governor Jerry Brown speaking during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement. The bill would require employers to provide at least three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. If Brown signs the measure into law, California will join Connecticut as the only states mandating paid sick leave, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Business groups have mostly opposed efforts to impose mandatory paid sick leave, saying that they could force businesses to pare back work forces and raise prices.


Aug 30, 2014 10:05AM

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

By James Harding Giahyue and Saliou Samb MONROVIA/CONAKRY (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments have struggled to find an effective response. More than 1,550 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever since it was first detected in the forests of Guinea in March. Residents of the impoverished seaside district of West Point in Monrovia were forcibly cut off from the rest of the capital in mid-August after a crowd attacked an Ebola center there, allowing the sick to flee.

Aug 30, 2014 08:19AM

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a health worker measures a patient's temperature at the Connaught Hospital, which has suffered the loss of medical workers in the past from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan was one of those on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak. The tireless Khan was jovial but forceful, doling out praise and criticism to junior doctors at his hospital. But Khan became infected and died, and so have at least 120 other medical workers in Sierra Leone and in three other countries, creating immediate and long-term impacts in a region that already had an understaffed and under equipped health care system. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.


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