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Format: 2014-10-02
Format: 2014-10-02

80 people had contact with US Ebola patient

02 Oct 2014
Texas health officials said as many as 80 people were in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient at some point, NBC News reported.

Health service delivering 'less for less' - report

02 Oct 2014
Sustained cuts mean the health service is delivering "less for less", according to an unpublished report commissioned by Health Service Executive Director General Tony O'Brien.

Up to 10% of developments to go to social housing

02 Oct 2014
Developers will now have to provide up to 10% of their housing units for social housing, under new reforms announced by the Department of the Environment.

Healthy lifestyle before pregnancy lowered gestational diabetes risk

02 Oct 2014
Women who avoid smoking, exercise regularly, eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight before becoming pregnant are less likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to research published in BMJ...

Tdap vaccination rate low among pregnant women on Medicaid

02 Oct 2014
Only 14.3% of women on Medicaid in Michigan received the Tdap vaccine during their pregnancies from November 2011 to February 2013, according to investigators with the Michigan Department of...

Printers with refillable tanks set to revolutionise home printing

02 Oct 2014
Epsons new printers with refillable tanks turn business model upside down, junking reliance on expensive branded ink cartridges for profit The 50 million inkjet cartridges that British households go...

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

02 Oct 2014
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.

Hypothyroidism before age 60 leads to workplace disability, lower income increases

01 Oct 2014
Individuals diagnosed with hypothyroidism before age 60 years have an 89% increased risk of receiving disability pension compared with euthyroid controls, according to recent findings. In the...

After long-term ART, HIV mortality in S. Africa, N. America comparable

01 Oct 2014
Researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have found that the mortality rate among patients on HIV treatment in South Africa cohorts is comparable to that in North American cohorts...

WHO statement on the Seventh Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

01 Oct 2014
The seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus...

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