Sep 15, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget — tested so far in rats but not yet humans ...

Fourth Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

Sep 15, 2014

Fourth Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, the country’s chief medical officer told AFP. Doctor Olive Buck, who was in charge of Lumley Government Hospital in the capital’s west end, tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday ...

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr. Phil Smith said Thursday that Dr. Rick Sacra received blood ...

Sep 11, 2014

Australian is isolated in Ebola scare

An Australian was isolated in a hospital Thursday after he displayed symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus following a trip to Africa, health officials said. The man, in his 20s, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland state by paramedics wearing full ...

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Sep 11, 2014

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Health workers in Liberia reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases on Wednesday, as the epidemic was blamed for shattering economic growth in neighboring Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has predicted an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, and warned that Liberia ...