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Ebola death toll now more than 1,900 – WHO

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More than 1,900 people have died in the Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “As of...

Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success,...

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By ERIC DEGGANS No one transformed bad times into sidesplitting comedy like Joan Rivers, who kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy,...

Fear hampers recruitment of volunteers in Ebola battle – WHO

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fear of contracting the deadly Ebola virus is hampering efforts to recruit international health workers and slowing the delivery of protective...

Nigeria monitoring 400 contacts of Port Harcourt doctor who died of...

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities are monitoring nearly 400 people for signs of Ebola after they came in contact with a Port Harcourt doctor...

‘Sotloff wanted to give voice to those who had none’ –...

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BY BBC The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff have spoken publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by...

Doctor with Ebola treated patients in Nigeria, left dozens at risk...

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GENEVA - (Reuters) - A Nigerian doctor with Ebola carried on treating patients and met scores of friends, relatives and medics before his death,...

Ebola: WHO begins consultation on therapies, vaccines

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By SundiataPost On September 4 and 5 (today and tomorrow, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will host a consultation on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines...

Ebola death toll at more than 1,900 – WHO boss

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More than 1,900 people have died in the Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “As of...

WHO pledges to contain Ebola virus in Nigeria

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The World Health Organisation on Tuesday vowed it would contain the dreaded Ebola virus in Nigeria, particularly its spread to Rivers State. Also, the state government...

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO

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GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on...

WHO unveils £300m plan to contain Ebola epidemic

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Almost £300 million ($490m) will be ploughed into trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has announced. Some £296m will go...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

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GENEVA/LONDON - The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales...

Ebola: WHO shuts Sierra Leone; MSF says can’t cope with Congo...

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FREETOWN/KINSHASA -The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected...

People Who Use Social Media Are Less Likely To Share Their...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they...

Ebola: WHO workers pull back from Sierra Leone’s hot zone

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BY XINHUA The World Health Organization on Tuesday said it has temporarily pulled back its health workers from Sierra Leone’s Ebola hot zone, the Kailahun...

Ebola hits Congo as 2 test positive in Congo

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Two out of eight cases tested in an outbreak of deadly fever in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo were positive for...

Why the Ebola outbreak has been underestimated – WHO

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The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been underestimated for a number of reasons. Many families hide infected loved...

Ebola death toll hits 1,427 – WHO

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The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World...

Nigerian Woman Who Died In UAE Tests Negative To Ebola –...

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NAN – A 35-year-old Nigerian woman who died in Abu Dhabi on Aug. 15 after showing possible symptoms of Ebola has tested negative to...

Uber Hires Plouffe, The Guy Who Led Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign...

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On Tuesday, Uber announced that political strategist David Plouffe would be joining the team as its senior vice president of policy and strategy. Plouffe is...