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DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attempts to tackle the disease have included screening of people entering other countries from the DRC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor …

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attempts to tackle the disease have included screening of people entering other countries from the DRC The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern. But it stressed borders …

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DR Congo Ebola declared public health emergency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman gets her temperature measured at an Ebola screening station as she enters Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of …

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Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

Image copyright Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Image caption The scaffolding was put up in March A former 1930s council house is being transformed into accommodation for parents whose babies are being cared for at a neo-natal unit. About 70 different trades people have volunteered to help renovate the building …

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Menstrual cups ‘as reliable as tampons’

Image copyright Getty Images Women can be assured that menstrual cups are as leakproof as tampons and pads, say researchers who have carried out the first, large scientific review of sanitary products. Menstrual cups collect rather than absorb period blood. They fit into the vagina but, unlike tampons, are reusable. …

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Tafida Raqeeb’s mother said her daughter was “completely healthy” before her sudden brain injury The parents of a five-year-old girl in a coma have begun a legal challenge after doctors said it was in her best interests to be allowed to die. Royal London …

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Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Image copyright Getty Images The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland soared to 1,187 last year, according to official statistics. The figure is 27% higher than the previous year, and the highest since records began in 1996. It means there were more drug-related deaths in Scotland last year than the …

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Drug death rate in Scotland highest in EU

Image copyright Getty Images The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland soared to 1,187 last year, according to official statistics. The figure is 27% higher than the previous year, and the highest since records began in 1996. It means there were more drug-related deaths in Scotland last year than the …

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Recorded drug deaths in Scotland highest in EU

Image copyright Getty Images The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland soared to 1,187 last year, according to official statistics. The figure is 27% higher than the previous year, and the highest since records began in 1996. The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has more than doubled since 2008, …

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