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Battle to contain Ebola intensifies with Nigeria seeking volunteers

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 03:09

The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Saturday with Nigeria appealing for volunteers to help halt the spread of the virus and Guinea shutting its land borders with two west African neighbours.

Toronto-area hospital treating Nigeria traveler with flu-like symptoms

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 05:46

A Toronto-area hospital is treating a patient with fever and flu-like symptoms who recently visited Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 01:39

The world`s worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

WHO calls ethics meeting over experimental Ebola drug

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 01:52

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Death toll from Ebola in West Africa hits 887: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 00:28

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the worst record outbreak of Ebola has reached 887.

Weather doesn`t cause low back pain, say scientists

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:08

Aussie scientists have shunned the belief that low back pain are linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation.

Gaza healthcare services on brink of collapse: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 03:11

Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.

West African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:55

Health ministers from across western Africa gathered on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the world`s deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continued to emerge.

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:32

The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.

Indian refiners face $13 bn clean fuels bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:55

Oil refiners will need to invest 800 billion rupees (USD 13.4 billion) in upgrades to produce cleaner fuels, a government official said, as the world`s fourth biggest oil consumer seeks to curb dire air pollution in its cities.

WHO study report on India`s air pollution a `shocker`: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 23:01

A green NGO today termed as "shocker" the latest WHO data which says India is among the world`s worst countries for its polluted air and demanded a response from the government "to the public health crisis".

Delhi`s air more polluted than Beijing`s, reveals new study

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:36

An examination of daily pollution figures collected from New Delhi suggests that the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution.