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August 14, 2019
Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in trial

Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in

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August 8, 2019
Woman is burned by ‘vagina steaming’

Gynaecologists are warning of the potential risks of vaginal steaming after it emerged a Canadian woman burned herself attempting one. A case study, involving a 62-year-old, was published in the

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August 1, 2019
Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo to stop spread of Ebola virus

Rwanda has closed part of its border with DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year. At least two people have died

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July 23, 2019
Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and

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July 18, 2019
Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

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 countries to

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July 16, 2019
Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, a major transport hub. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the case

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July 15, 2019
The battle to separate conjoined twins, fused at the head

It’s the rarest form of a rare condition – conjoined twins, fused at the head. The BBC has been granted exclusive access to a ground-breaking series of operations in a

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July 11, 2019
Anaesthetic devices ‘vulnerable to hackers’

A type of anaesthetic machine that has been used in NHS hospitals can be hacked and controlled from afar if left accessible on a hospital computer network, a cyber-security company

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July 10, 2019
Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Having too few “friendly” vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College

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July 5, 2019
Doctor on Housemanship slashes woman’s intestines

The pangs of distress, discomfort, fear and anxiety that precedes the delivery period of an expectant mother is indescribable. In addition to this emotional fight, the mere thought of having

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