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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

25 Oct 2014
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Bellevue Back on Front Line in Another Crisis

25 Oct 2014
Bellevue Hospital Center has long been on the front line of global health crises. But rising to the challenge of New York City’s first Ebola case may be one of its biggest tests.

Big jump in hospital waiting figures

25 Oct 2014
The number of patients waiting for more than eight months for inpatient or day case hospital treatment rose from 1,764 in January to 8,692 in August, according to the HSE's latest performance...

World Briefing: Turkey: MERS Virus Case Is Reported

25 Oct 2014
The potentially fatal MERS virus that originated in Saudi Arabia two years ago has spread to Turkey for the first time, the World Health Organization said Friday.

HSE pays €2.7m to IT consultancy

24 Oct 2014
The Health Service Executive has paid €2.7m in fees to an IT consultancy which was originally hired for €29,500, according to an internal report obtained by RTÉ's This Week.

Michael H. Davidson, MD, discusses PCSK9 as a target of therapy

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Cardiology Today Editorial Board member Michael H. Davidson, MD, outlines a session he participated in at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress on PCSK9 as a target for...

Efficacy, safety of aspirin for treatment of patients with diabetes, CAD unclear

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — The benefits of using aspirin, alone or with a platelet inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with diabetes at high-risk for CVD are still unclear, according to presenters at the...

Mali confirms child as country's first Ebola case

24 Oct 2014
Mali’s ministry of health confirmed today that a female patient aged 2 years is the country’s first Ebola case, according to a WHO press release.The ministry received positive PCR test results for...

Expert examines contribution of aldosterone in obesity-related hypertension

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — At the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Colleen M. Majewski, MD, discussed the link between elevated aldosterone and obesity-related hypertension, and how knowledge of this association...

Health Officials Expect to Start Vaccine Trials in West Africa as Early as December

24 Oct 2014
Participants in Liberia and Sierra Leone would receive experimental vaccines that could lead to mass inoculations in 2015, health officials said Friday.

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