A large-scale trial of two potential Ebola vaccines has begun in Liberia as part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa.
February 2, 2015
The deterioration of the Greece's social safety net amid austerity-driven cuts helped propel anti-austerity party Syriza to victory last week. And the cuts continue to have a very real – and detrimental – impact on Greek health.
Christian Science Monitor: February 1, 2015
Greece's economic woes mean that paramedics on the picturesque island of Samos are increasingly faced with the terrible dilemma of who to save and who to leave to die.
Yahoo! News: January 22, 2015
The first-ever trial of an Ebola vaccine in Africa shows promising initial results, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal.
BBC: December 23, 2014
Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled.
BBC: December 19, 2014
Health officials in Sierra Leone have discovered scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may have been underreported.
BBC: December 11, 2014
The UN's Ebola mission chief in West Africa tells the BBC that there is still a "huge risk" that the deadly virus could spread to other countries.
BBC: December 1, 2014
A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be trialled in Guinea, it has been announced.
BBC: November 28, 2014
U.S. troops returning from West Africa are being placed under isolation at a base in Italy, even though none of the soldiers has symptoms of Ebola, as a precaution to prevent the potential spread of the virus, the Pentagon said on Monday.
October 27, 2014
The Ebola epidemic’s death toll has climbed to at least 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries, the World Health Organization reported Saturday.
October 25, 2014