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  • Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic

    May 17, 2017 12:41 AM 9

    LONDON — Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study. The research tracked the outcomes of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland, who used a website run by a group called Women on Web to get abortion pills. The Netherlands-based nonprofit

  • Health recruitment difficulties must be tackled in pay talks

    May 16, 2017 11:41 AM 6

    Doctors, nurses and midwives accuse Government of ‘head in the sand’ approach on recruitment Doctors, nurses and midwives have warned that forthcoming public service pay talks must allow for the provision of “special measures” to tackle staff recruitment and retention difficulties in the health service. The unions claimed the Health Service Executive

  • Zoomlion Vector Unit fumigates Nsawam Prison

    May 15, 2017 6:57 AM 6

    For several months, the over 3,000 inmates of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison have suffered bedbugs infestation as a result of congestion, poor ventilation and hygiene. Unable to bear it any longer, the management of the prison sent an appeal to the Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion for assistance to fumigate the prison. Bedbugs are parasitic insects

  • UN agency announces two more suspected Ebola cases in Congo Add to ..

    May 14, 2017 8:09 PM 5

    The World Health Organization has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in Congo. The U.N. agency said Saturday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo’s northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country

  • Europol says 200,000 victims were hit by cyberattack and there may be more

    May 14, 2017 10:17 AM 5

    Director Rob Wainwright says more people may be affected when they log on as other experts warn of further attacks. Director Rob Wainwright spoke as hospitals in the UK were beginning to get back to normal although some were still experiencing problems after the global attack which hit 48 NHS trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards. His comments

  • Scottish NHS in 'recovery phase' following cyber attack

    May 13, 2017 7:52 AM 9

    The Scottish government says it is working closely with health officials following a global cyber hack. Health Secretary Shona Robison said work to fix the systems affected had entered a "recovery phase" The incidents are thought to be part of a wider attack affecting organisations in about 100 countries around the world. This issue has also caused IT problems

  • Health workers rush to contain fresh outbreak of Ebola in Congo

    May 13, 2017 2:42 AM 9

    WHO declares Ebola outbreak after Congo deaths0:23 A strain of Ebola has been detected in a remote area of the Congo. Now the race is on for health authorities to contain the deadly virus. THE first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation

  • Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready

    May 13, 2017 12:58 AM 8 4

    On April 22, a man with a fever, nosebleed, and bloody stool and vomit came to a clinic in Likati, in the northern province of Bas-Uele in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He died on the way to a bigger hospital. Within days, other people were getting sick, and the pattern was familiar. First it was the chauffeur who drove the initial victim, with the same symptoms

  • Who has been hit by the NHS cyber attack?

    May 12, 2017 9:28 PM 9

    NHS services across England and Scotland have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack. Here is a list of all of the services that we know to have been affected. The Royal Berkshire Hospital confirmed the IT system used for discharges had been affected, so staff reverted to paper. However, the patient records system was not affected. The hospital said patient

  • NHS England hit by 'cyber-attack'

    May 12, 2017 2:53 PM 4

    NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, believed to be caused by a large-scale cyber-attack. Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been affected. GPs are resorting to using pen and paper, according to the Blackpool Gazette newspaper, and phone and IT systems have been shut down. Among those