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Format: 2014-10-01
Format: 2014-10-01

Urgent need to deal with rapid rise in numbers of older people, says report

01 Oct 2014
As Norway tops rankings of best places to grow old, activists urge governments to prepare for a demographic revolution Older people are expected to make up one-fifth of the worlds population by 2050...

CIF wants 1% levy to fund social housing

01 Oct 2014
The Construction Industry Federation has called for a 1% levy on all residential property purchases to fund social housing.

Researchers develop, validate eight GI symptom scales

01 Oct 2014
Using the NIH Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System framework, researchers have developed and validated eight gastrointestinal symptom scales for use in clinical care and research...

VIDEO: US Ebola patient 'critically ill'

01 Oct 2014
A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil, as health officials try to trace everyone he was in contact with.

Detailing Financial Links of Doctors and Drug Makers

01 Oct 2014
A new federal database sheds light on payments made to doctors, but the health care industry says technical problems and inaccuracies limit its value to patients.

Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S.

01 Oct 2014
Federal health officials say that hospitals in the United States have expected and prepared for the Ebola virus, for which a man is being treated in Dallas.

Limb Frailty in Children Is Studied for Link to Virus

01 Oct 2014
Federal health officials have asked the nation’s physicians to report all cases of children with limb weakness to determine whether there is a link to enterovirus 68, which is sickening thousands.

Experts to evaluate cancer strategy

01 Oct 2014
Three international cancer experts have been appointed by the Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, to evaluate Ireland's current National Cancer Strategy and to provide advice on the next one, which is due...

Alcohol floor price under fire

01 Oct 2014
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

30 Sep 2014
The CDC today confirmed that a Texas man who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed in the United States with Ebola virus. The unidentified patient left Liberia on Sept. 19 and returned to...

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