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Greek health cuts a matter of life and death on Samos

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

Ebola vaccine 'promising in African populations'

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 'could be a disability' - EU courts rule

Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled.
BBC: December 19, 2014

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone bodies found piled up in Kono

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

Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

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

Ebola test offering 15-minute results on trial in Guinea

A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be trialled in Guinea, it has been announced.
BBC: November 28, 2014

US isolates troops after ebola efforts in West Africa

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

Ebola death toll nears 5,000 as virus advances

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

Greek kids top weight charts

Greek children aged 7 and 9 have the highest average body weight among 16 European countries surveyed by the World Health Organization, according to data made public Tuesday.
eKathimerini: October 21, 2014

A parent's worst nightmare on Kos

Loukas Spanos from the island of Kos died in an Athens hospital 14 hours after his mother noticed that he had a temperature. She wants people to know his story in the hope that no other parent on the island has to go through a similar nightmare
Enet: October 21, 2014