Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN warns of health crisis brewing in west Myanmar

More than 800,000 people lack adequate healthcare in strife-torn western Myanmar after aid workers fled the region, the UN has warned, with children deprived of life-saving treatment.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Financial crisis drives up Greek suicide rate

Suicides increased by 45 percent during the first four years of Greece's financial crisis, a mental health aid group said Tuesday, warning there are indications of a further "very large rise" over the past two years.

HIV & AIDS

Britain lifts ban on health workers with HIV

The British government said Thursday it would lift a ban on staff with HIV working in the state-run National Health Service from carrying out certain procedures on patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flood-hit Mozambique battles cholera outbreak

Aid workers in flood-hit Mozambique said they were fighting to contain an outbreak of cholera Wednesday, which has sickened 282 people.

HIV & AIDS

Ukraine fights spreading HIV epidemic

(AP)—Andrei Mandrykin, an inmate at Prison No. 85 outside Kiev, has HIV. He looks ghostly and much older than his 35 years. But Mandrykin is better off than tens of thousands of his countrymen, because is he receiving treatment ...

HIV & AIDS

US unveils road map to AIDS-free generation (Update)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled Thursday an ambitious US blueprint on how to realize the dream of an AIDS-free generation, aiming to see virtually no babies born with HIV by 2015.

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