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Battle Rages Near Aleppo As Syria Air Onslaught Continues

Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city’s opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria policy in tatters.

September 24, 2016

Bacon And Other Processed Meats Can Cause Cancer, Experts Say

Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.

October 26, 2015

Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

A recent trial in Guinea found an Ebola vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

July 31, 2015

Ebola Cases To Explode Without Drastic Action: WHO

The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that hundreds of thousands could be infected with Ebola by the end of the year unless drastic measures to control the disease are taken.

September 23, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Three-Day Ebola Shutdown Ends

Health Minister Abubakarr Fofanah deems the 72-hour nationwide lock down in Sierra Leone a success.

September 22, 2014

Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Brantley says WHO hasn’t done anything ‘significant’ to fight Ebola.

September 17, 2014

Obama To Ask For $88 Mn To Boost Anti-Ebola Effort

Washington (AFP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88 million to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Obama is due to outline his plan Tuesday during a visit to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

September 15, 2014

WHO Declares Ebola A Worldwide ‘Public Health Emergency’

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau The Director-General of the World Health Organization on Friday declared the West African Ebola outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” and called for both affected and unaffected countries to implement a coordinated international response that features a wide range of new safety measures, including travel restrictions for […]

August 8, 2014

Deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Surge Continues In Saudi Arabia

By Sherif Tarek, Los Angeles Times Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, two days after the nation’s health minister was replaced. In the week ending Monday, 67 cases were reported of the SARS-like virus. One patient died in Riyadh on Monday, the […]

April 24, 2014

Aid Groups On Emergency Footing Against West African Ebola Onslaught

Dakar (AFP) – International aid organizations launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa on Thursday in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus threatening every country in the region. The tropical bug is thought to have claimed more than 110 lives in Guinea and Liberia […]

April 10, 2014

U.S. To Spend $85 Million To Help Countries Fight Disease Outbreaks

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to spend $85 million over the next two years to help at least 10 countries improve their ability to respond to disease outbreaks, officials say. In a new push that aims to treat epidemics as potential national security threats, the national Centers for Disease […]

February 13, 2014