Category Archives: Healthcare

27Apr/15

HIV home testing kit goes on sale in UK

People in the UK can now buy a testing kit for HIV online which promises to provide a result within 15 minutes.

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01Apr/15

Twenty-three people charged in New York Medicaid fraud ring

(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
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31Mar/15

UK scientists use medieval remedy to kill superbug MRSA

UK (Next Media) – UK Scientists successfully recreated and used a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon remedy to kill hospital superbug MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as the superbug MRSA, is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections and more severe problems such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia in patients in hospitals or nursing homes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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25Mar/15

New Liberian ebola case may have been contracted via intercourse

(Next Media) – Health authorities in Liberia believe a woman who last week tested positive for Ebola in the first new case for weeks may have been infected through sexual intercourse with an Ebola survivor, dashing the government’s hopes of declaring the country Ebola-free.
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23Mar/15

One year on, Ebola still claws at West African nations despite progress

Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.

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24Feb/15

Measles death in Germany sparks vaccination debate

(Next Media Online) – Following the February 23 death of a German toddler from measles, health officials in Berlin are considering making vaccinations mandatory.
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23Feb/15

Freetown neighbourhood sealed off as new Ebola cases emerge

Sierra Leone has imposed a lock down in Freetown’s Aberdeen district, following a spike in Ebola cases, in what is seen as a setback for the country hardest-hit by the virus. Health workers are conducting searches as part of government efforts to contain the virus.
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23Feb/15

11 Wesleyan students treated for MDMA drug overdoses

Eleven students at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University are being treated for overdoses of the drug MDMA.

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