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WHO says the DRC-Ebola outbreak is not a "global" emergency

The World Health Organization said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite the spread of the virus to its neighboring Uganda, carried by an infected family. The closely guarded decision followed the advice of the WHO Emergency Committee, which only meets to review the world's most serious …

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Mum who suffered 13 tragic miscarriages has 'little miracle' baby girl

A mother who suffered 13 miscarriages before having a baby girl has thanked fertility experts for making her "little miracle" possible. Laura Worsley, 35, and her husband David, had been trying unsuccessfully for a family since 2008, She welcomed baby Ivy into the world in September 2018 after painstaking research and treatment from obstetrician Professor Siobhan Quenby. Prof Quenby and …

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What grip strength says about your health

President Trump's odd, gripping handshake aside, people have long condemned each other for firmness – or lack of it – by a handshake. A strong grip usually gives confidence or even power, while a loose grip sometimes occurs as disconnected or weak. But new studies indicate that the grip strength can reveal far more than your personality. It can act …

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The US government is warning against poop transplants after a person died from E. coli following the procedure

(Getty) US authorities are warning against possible complications from faecal transplants after one person died and another was sickened. The treatments are rising in popularity as an alternative to antibiotics for treating C. diff, a debilitating gut infection. The first known death from the procedure was first approved by the US government in 2013. Visit Business Insider South Africa's homepage …

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More patients who break out of hospital sandwiches – The Times

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review as death toll rises Mirror Online Two more hospital patients outbreak in sandwich listeria BBC News Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review after five deaths linked to hospital sandwiches The Independent Minister orders review into hospital food after more listeria deaths The Guardian View full coverage on Google News Source …

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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

Such a declaration would risk creating restrictions on travel or trade "that could severely harm the economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo," Aavitsland said.                                          Healthcare workers look after a patient with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: @ WHO / Twitter GENEVA – A World Health Organization (WHO) panel decided on Friday not to declare and …

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Against the background of measles outbreaks, New York bans religious vaccination exemptions

Faced with serious outbreaks of measles and a growing anti-vaccine movement, New York legislators on Thursday voted to ban religious exceptions that would allow parents to circumvent school-granted vaccination. After heated debate, the majority of state legislators were With Governor Andrew Cuomo planning to sign the bill, New York will join a handful of other states, including California, who have …

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Listeria outbreaks: Two more patients die after eating hospital sandwiches

Two additional patients have died after eating hospital sandwiches containing listeria and taking a total of five. Public Health England (PHE) says the victims were among nine affected by England. Deaths of two patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and one at Aintree Hospital have already been confirmed by an outbreak investigation. Originally, six cases were identified, three of which …

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